The Tin Merchant

The Tin Merchant : The Story of Jesus as It Happened to a Family

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The Emotions of Jesus the man are only partially known to us. How did the mystic philosophies of Mary affect His image of his Mission. How did He feel when He learned Joseph was not his birth father. 'The Tin Merchant' is a story of the life and Passion of Jesus as it happened to a family. It is presented as the memoirs of Joseph of Aramithea in whose tomb Jesus was laid to rest. Joseph of Aramithea was first cousin of Mary. In their youth, both sought 'truth.' Is God tired of sacrifices? Did God really struggle with Leviathan? Mary's beliefs were to be significant influences on Jesus. After the Crucifixion, Jews thought to be Jesus' disciples fled Jerusalem. Joseph of Aramithea fled with others to England where Jews had been mining metals for centuries. He meets Bron, a Druid who believes his people are the Lost Tribe of Israel. Joseph tells Bron of Jesus. He describes the tension between believers and non believers both in Jerusalem and in the Somerset Community. Views range from faith in Jesus to angry rejection. 'The Tin Merchant' is Joseph's description of what he told Bron and how the Druid, who had for a time had lived in Judea, understood the story, or was baffled y it.. The book was intensely researched. It loosely follows Biblical text, but offers different details. For example, it portrays Mary's family as prominent.. The identification of Celts as a Lost Tribe is based on literary speculation. Much of the material is derived from investigation of various versions of the Glastonbury legends regarding the arrival of the Jews in England and the gift of land by King Arviragus (historical). The book addresses Biblical inconsistencies and historical problems to create a consistent more

Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 16mm | 399g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508706522
  • 9781508706526

About Hal Lorin

Harold Lorin has published stories and poems in edited e-zines and printed anthologies as well as eight books and numerous articles in aspects of Computer Science and Technology. He has been Consulting Faculty Member at IBM Systems Research Institute and Professor at the graduate level at New York and Hofstra Universities. He has lectured at Stamford and Washington University in the United States and at universities in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, and Hungry and delivered papers at Seminars in the United States and Europe. He is an avid reader of history, philosophy, poetry, and fiction. He believes 'truth' lies in fiction."show more