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    DescriptionSaul of Tarsus is one of the best known and most beloved figures of Christianity. This man, later known as St. Paul, set the tone for Christianity, including an emphasis on celibacy, the theory of divine grace and salvation, and the elimination of circumcision. It was Paul who wrote a large part of the New Testament, and who called it euangelion, "the gospel." There is another side of Paul, however, that has been little studied and that is his connection to the Roman military establishment and its intelligence arm. While other scholars and writers have suggested the idea that Paul was cooperating with the Romans, this is the first book-length study to document it in detail. By looking at the traditional story through a new lens, some of the thorniest questions and contradictions in Paul's life can be unravelled. How did he come to work for the Temple authorities who collaborated with the Romans? How was he able to escape from legal situations in which others would have been killed? Why were so many Jews trying to have Paul killed and to which sect did they belong? These and other mysteries will be solved as the authors follow Paul's career and his connections to Roman intelligence.


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    Title
    Operation Messiah
    Subtitle
    St Paul, Roman Intelligence and the Birth of Christianity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thijs Voskuilen, By (author) Rose Mary Sheldon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780853037026
    ISBN 10: 0853037027
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.4
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25440
    BIC subject category V2: HRCA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    DC22: 225.92
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC049000
    DC21: 225.92
    DC22: 225.9/2
    BISAC V2.8: REL006220
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: BS2506.3 .V67 2008
    LC subject heading: ,
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    Vallentine Mitchell & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    Vallentine Mitchell & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    16 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Ilford