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  1. Sarah (Presto agitato) Sarah (Presto agitato) says:

    Robert Graves gives this work of historical fiction an intriguing premise He presents Jesus not as the offspring of a divine being born of a virgin birth but as the very mortal son of Mary and Antipater the eldest son of King Herod the Great Herod had a nasty tendency to eliminate family members who crossed him without much of a hearing Antipater fell victim to this paranoia and was executed just before Herod’s death Antipater’s death left Jesus as the rightful heir to the terrestrial kingdom of Judaea based on his descent from Herod Mary’s descent from the House of David just served to solidify Jesus’s position King Herod the GreatWicked Grandfather of Jesus? Source Wikimedia CommonsJesus didn’t learn any of this until much later of course and grew up thinking Joseph the carpenter was his father He is depicted as initially a scriptural prodigy then later a man of great learning a philosopher a charismatic speaker and a prophet Arguably he fulfills several of the different Messianic prophecies but Graves’s Jesus does not put himself forward as the Son of God Graves is at his best in discussing the circumstances of Jesus’s arrest and trial He knows his Roman politics and this section reads like it could be a chapter of I Claudius Judas gets a sympathetic portrayal appearing to be a victim of political manipulation rather than a traitorous tool of Fate Pontius Pilate is a sly political schemer and he can’t uite get off the hook by placing the blame for Jesus’s death on Jewish elders He has too much at stake with the implications that a Jesus as King of the JewsIsrael would have for the Roman Empire view spoilerAs Pilate sees it from his own purely selfish viewpoint it would be a good thing hide spoiler


  2. Darwin8u Darwin8u says:

    For unto us a Child is born Unto us a Son is given O four stars of wonder five stars of nightStars with royal beauty brightWestward leading still proceedingGuide us to thy perfect lightIt was amazing Lying in bed The kids all tucked in Christmas Eve and I'm reading 'King Jesus' I finally put this sucker to bed last night at about 100 am Sugar plums weren't dancing in my head rather parables and planets Ninib Marduk Nergal and Essenes אִסִּיִים oh my floated and danced in my head as I fell into a deep Christmas slumberRobert Graves brilliantly dances in that zone between myth and reality between poetry and prose between belief and unbelief with 'King Jesus' I can certainly understand how both believers and nonbelievers might feel a bit robbed by Graves FICTIONAL let's not forget that Robert Graves was writing historical speculative FICTION here account of the birth life and death of Jesus Christ But for me at least Graves treatment of King Jesus was amazing I'll let this review float between four and five stars so that last star almost twinkles Historically the life of Jesus leaves a lot of room In my Father's house are many mansions for someone with a bit of audacity to fill in the blanks and gaps I really can't think of many other writers maybe Mann Mantel Frazer Tolstoy? who might have done a better job with Jesus Anyway 'King Jesus' is bold inventive messy and beautiful Graves was not intending this novel to push any one religious dogma Catholic Protestant etc So casual or sensitive readers beware because by Graves' own admission his solution to the problem of Jesus's nativity implies a rejection of the mystical Virgin Birth doctrine While Graves novel allows for mysticism and divinity he is looking at Jesus from a very unOrthodox and speculative perspective But given the thousands of different Christian dogmas that exist he is not the only one who has created a damn good story out of the fragments of truth that we possess about this amazing and brave and holy Son of Mary


  3. Christopher Christopher says:

    1 Christopherus unto the church of Goodreads peace be with you2 I write this epistle to you on the occasion of my completion of Robert Graves' scroll King Jesus being an historical but also novelistic account of the life of Jesus of Nazareth3 Not having read his masterpiece I Claudius or any of his other works I was a virgin to his style of combining history with imagination; but having read this I remain unimpressed4 The problem with King Jesus lies in the way it straddles the supernatural and the ordinary Mr Graves obviously does not believe that Jesus is the true Son of God and the messiah of the Jewish people but neither does he present a Jesus that is perfectly ordinary and mundane5 He takes many pains in describing the conception and birth of Jesus that he is the natural son of Mary and Antipater ben Herod and thus the rightful heir to the throne of Judah6 And most of Jesus' miracles as they are recorded in the canonical gospels are mostly reduced to feats of illusion or masterful manipulation of the placebo effect in the case of healings or loose interpretations that confine those miracles to non miraculous events7 But where this book becomes confusing is when supernatural events remain unexplained and unchallenged as in the case of the resurrection of Jesus which in function is identical to its counterpart in the Gospel of Luke8 I would ask of Mr Graves why go to such lengths to substitute for Jesus a human birth but to excuse his superhuman resurrection from your academic scythe?9 One other problem with King Jesus is its style of historical fiction It is neither an academic work nor a gripping work of fiction It is too dry to be considered a fun novel and it is much too speculative to be considered a serious work of a scholar10 However there were several moments in this narrative that kept me rapt Most of these include the creative way that Mr Graves can reinterpret and embellish familiar portions of Jesus' life11 Brethren and sistren you need not rush to your favorite independent bookstore or library to acuire and read this scroll But if you are interested in reading a creative work about Jesus of Nazareth there are several pieces here that will satisfy12 Farewell brothers and sisters Peace be with you all Amen


  4. Erik Graff Erik Graff says:

    This is by far my favorite Robert Graves novel and I like his historical novels very much generally My original copy was the one published by the Readers Digest Press in hardcoverAs once a bit of a scholar of the gospel narratives and ancillary texts I was struck by the way Graves plausibly weaved together strands of tradition to reconstruct an historical Jesus with a temporal right to the throne of Judaea and thus a Jesus who actually constituted enough of a threat to the Empire and temple establishment as to lead to his public execution Virtually every paragraph could be footnoted to ancient sourcesHaving read a lot of literary recreations of Jesus what struck me most forcefully was how unlike almost all others Graves' Jesus is not represented as some inspired backwoods Galilean Instead early on he establishes Jesus as an extremely well educated man cosmopolitan in his learning and interestsNote The historicity of Grave's portrayal while well founded on textual evidence is highly suspect just as many of the ancient sources are Graves' thesis is that Mary prior to her betrothal to Joseph did her stint as a holy prostitute in the temple of the Goddess While there she was impregnated by one of the sons of Miriamne wife of Herod the Great Miriamne was of course Herod's an Idumaean prince link to legitimacy as she was the last of the Hasmonaeans aka Maccabees and so Jesus was descended by blood from the last royal line of the JewsNow some ancient sources do in fact talk about proper young girls serving the Goddess Ishtar Astarte etc in the region in this way But although the gospels do make reference to the hieros gamos sacred marriage as in the baptism story in Mark there is to my knowledge no evidence that proper young Jewish girls served as temple prostitutes This is uite a stretch for Graves to make but uite in keeping with his own personal obsession with the sacrality of sexual union a theme repeated in Jesus' own sacred marriage in the novel


  5. Elaine Elaine says:

    King Jesus astonishing and gripping novel is not an easy read nor is it a one time only read but it is well worth the time put into it Jesus' birth growing up and ministry are told through the eyes of a 1st century historian Agipus the Decapolitan who may or may not be imaginedNot surprisingly this is after all Graves the author of The White Goddess Agipus says that the Jews have never been able to keep their women in perfect subjection and have therefore never been able to worship Jehovah with the purity they profess Therefore The Great Goddess to whom the land of Palestine originally belonged is always tripping them up and seducing them into folly Thus part of Jesus' ministry is to put women in their place Graves is nothing if not sly Agipus is not a Christian but he does have reverence for Jesus He believes that Jesus raised Lazarus and that Jesus was resurrected but that doesn't mean he believes that Jesus created all the miracles attributed to him For instance turning water into wine Agipus deems a cheap magician's trick that Jesus wouldn't have lowered himself to do As for the Immaculate Conception Mary does tell Joseph that the angel Gabriel came to her to announce her son's birth; however Agipus also tells us that Mary was secretly married to Herod's oldest son At Jesus' birth the midwives do say that Mary's hymen was intact to which Herod sneers that he's heard that story before Later when Jesus is preaching publicly people in the crowd are amazed that he looked like King Herod than Herod's own sons did Agipus insists that Jesus is the true King of the Jews as he is heir to Herod's throne So Graves never actually says that Mary wasn't a virgin mother but he has Agipus almost innocently show that she wasn't I'm sure that those who believe in Christian theology can explain this paradox For instance a devout Christian could just surmise that Agipus was wrong He's positing an event that never happened Mary's one night stand with Herod's son who is shortly thereafter conveniently murdered This last might well be actual fact the murder that is Graves is a sound scholar As to Mary's first marriage I have no clue as to whether that is fact or Graves's imagination After all he did need some explanation for Jesus being King of the Jews The Messiah is not a kingWhen Graves does want you to believe something he is uite forthright about it He has Agipus explicitly say that Christians who assume that Jesus' preaching was against the Jews simply are ignorant of Jewish teachings Agipus cites chapter and verse showing that Jesus was himself a Pharisee a follower of Hillel and uotes Jesus as saying that Pharisees need no redemption and also that salvation has to come from the Jews I'm sure my Friar friends would be aghast at this but that Agipus believes it is not in doubt Such statements are organically placed throughout the novel often in between uotes I presume that means that Graves had some sources for such beliefs As an aside I must say that at Hebrew School we were taught that Jesus was a Pharisee which is why he called some of them hypocrites I have also studied everything Jesus said in the Gospels not the comments of the Gospel writers but the actual words of Jesussee also my review of Vermes Jesus the Jew Needless to say they were all Pharisaic teachings still adhered to today by Jews Of course Jews attribute them to Hillel and other sages as well as to the Jewish BibleThe novel is so deep and all encompassing about an age and a place that were filled with all sorts of beliefs religions events murders kindnesses paradoxes and upheavals that a short review can in no way do it justice So I will cite a few passages of note to piue your interest or uench it as the case may beOne recounts a trip to a holy site to celebrate Abraham's birth There Jesus meets up with a group of Greek and Mideastern scholars not Jews who also consider themselves descendents of Abraham It soon becomes clear that they euate Abraham and others who populate the Bible as being the Jewish euivalent of Pagan gods and goddesses What follows are the scholars' explanation of what pagan gods or goddesses have been turned into different Jewish heroes and heroines or villains The result is a brilliant scholarly argument based on tenuous and unlikely comparisons Although I started to read this seriously it soon struck me as hilarious a perfect example of pompous exposition by scholars whose scholarship is wanting Okay I admit it I am neither a Classicist nor a theologian and I certainly am not up in the complexities of pre Biblical mythology Someone who is might well tell me how misguided I am and prove to me that the discourse is really seriousAnother uite different passage has Jesus as a young scholar uote from Ezekiel a mystical passage of intricate complex visual imagery Jesus then fluently gives what I found an intriguing brilliant exegesis of the passage I found myself rereading this section over and over Graves's writing is so vivid I could see the wheels and the images clearlyYet another different chapter recounts the Last Supper in a wholly new light Jesus actually asks Judas to betray him which Judas is wholly unwilling to do Besides this reinterpretation of the events the actual description of the Seder and the preparations made for it are as immediate as a filming The account of the Crucifixion is also compelling as are the instances in which Jesus reveals himself as being resurrected It is written so that if you are a traditional Christian you would accept that he was resurrected If like me you aren't it is also possible to interpret the scenes as waking dreams Agipus believes Jesus was resurrected although he pooh poohs most of the accepted miracles in the Gospels calling the turning of wine into water at the wedding in Canna a cheap magician's trick that Jesus would never have resorted to However Agipus does believe that Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead In fact for that reason he believes that Jesus felt he owed his life to God since he gave Lazarus back to him The reason Jesus raised Lazarus is that Jesus was celibately married to Mary Lazarus's sister who gave Jesus two alternatives either lie with her so she could have a baby or bring her brother back from death I don't know how traditional Christians would feel about Graves's to me uniue take on Jesus although many of them devoured The DaVinci Code which certainly undeified Jesus In contrast Graves leaves the uestion of Jesus' divinity open Passages that could be construed as Jesus not being divine are not open and shut They are how a non Christian and a non Jew saw Jesus not how Jews or later Christians didMy only complaint about a novel like this written by a brilliant highly respected scholar who could and did read 1st century manuscripts in their original languages is that we never know what is based on those manuscripts versus what is the author's imagination I could search the electronic databases for Religious Studies Philosophy and Classics and seek out articles written on various points in this book but they would assume I came to them with knowledge I don't have and also they could be written in deadly scholarly prose unlike Robert Graves's scholarly writingI might add If any reader knows of any pertinent scholarly works that pertain to this amazing novel please let me know One reading of this is not enough to plumb its complexity style or meaning


  6. Terence Terence says:

    I didn't plan on reading this book and the thematically related Eve A Novel of the First Woman around Easter but that's how things worked out Graves always enjoys turning readers' perceptions upside down in his historical novels I'm afraid my recollection of the Julio Claudians will be forever colored by I Claudius From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius Born 10 BC Murdered Deified AD 54 and its seuel And his erudition is astounding You may not accept his interpretations of Greek myth The Greek Myths or of the pre Indo European goddess cults The White Goddess A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth but you have to grant him a mastery of the sources common and obscure that few can eualIn King Jesus Graves exploits every contradiction in the canonical Gospels the Apocrypha Jewish tradition and Gnostic writings and combines it with pre Hellenic religious traditions to write the real story of Jesus' ministry Graves makes no concession to later Christian mythology Jesus believes he is a Jewish Messiah sent to destroy the works of the Female of that later Other nations may be saved but it would be under the hegemony of a Jewish savior of a restored IsraelThe book purports to be written by Agabus the Decapolitan during the reign of Domitian AD 81 96; a pagan who once succored a follower of Jesus during one of the persecutions This source vouchsafed to Agabus the real story because he believed himself to be the last survivor and wanted to preserve the true tradition of who Jesus was and why he acted as he did I don't know if Agabus is a historical figure; knowing Graves' exhaustive research into obscure texts he may very well be but he's a believable narrator for the story disinterested but sympathetic Graves also makes it a point to relate the story through the eyes of a first century AD educated citizen of the Roman Empire Agabus is not an atheist or skeptic he worships his gods and accepts that Jesus could for example raise a man from the dead by uttering God's true name or heal people based on his own strong faith and the faith of his followersThe first part of the book recounts the birth of Mary her life and Jesus' birth It would be too confusing to recount all the background but suffice it to say that Mary is the scion of the matrilineal line of high priestesses displaced by the patriarchal worshipers of the Sky Father who overran the Middle East and among whom are the ancestors of the Jews This displacement was not total however For millennia the invading patriarchs have had to win legitimacy by marrying the priestesses and honoring the goddess in her many manifestations This is where Christians may get nervous In order to legitimize the Herodian dynasty the Jewish High Priest of the time Simon concocts a scheme whereby Herod's first son Antipater weds Mary and their issue will reign as a king acceptable to the entire Jewish nation The first half of the plan goes well Mary and Antipater are secretly married and he manages to get her pregnant with Jesus Publicly Mary is wed to the septegenarian Joseph of Emmaus After this alas things fall apart Antipater is not the most politically savvy operator and falls afoul of his father's raging paranoia forcing Joseph Mary and Jesus to flee to EgyptPart two of the novel recounts Jesus' childhood Here Graves follows the traditional narrative fairly closely but motives and reasons are very different Jesus' mentors are grooming him to become the Messiah and he's fully cognizant of the role he's destined to play if not it's exact form This section ends with Jesus' marriage to another Mary also an heiress to the ancient priestesses and his laming symbolic of his position as the Goddess' consort There's also an extended scene with yet another Mary the Hairdresser aka the Magdalene an old priestess where she and Jesus debate radically different interpretations of the ancient tablets on which the Jews base their LawMary said `See where my Mistress the First Eve is seated on her birth stool under the palm tree The people are awaiting a great event for the pangs are upon her'Swiftly Jesus answered her `No witch that is not the First Eve that is Deborah judging the Israelites under the palm tree of Deborah For so it is written' p 251Denied political power Jesus comes to see his Messiahship in a far symbolic and important light Rising beyond the flesh the Female and bringing an era of spiritual enlightenment that will free men and women from carnality and the snares of the flesh Women aren't to be excluded from the Kingdom but they and men can only enter by denying the flesh becoming neither male nor femaleIn reference to the Yahweh cult's accomodations with goddesses there is a growing body of archeological evidence confirming it The God of the Jews and the New Testament we're familiar with alone transcendant omnipotent etc wasn't created until the Deuteronomic reforms of King Josiah in the 7th century BC The Bible Unearthed Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred TextsPart three follows Jesus' ministry as he preaches to the Jews Again Graves follows the traditional narrative on the surface but motivations are very different From confidence in the success of his mission and the coming of the Kingdom Jesus knows despair and realizes that he has failed he tried to hurry God's dispensation the sin of pride and presumption He tries to redeem the situation by getting Judas the most perceptive of the Apostles to slay him as the traditional sacrifice but Judas doesn't want to kill Jesus his friend and teacher and betrays him to the Jewish authorities on the understanding that Jesus' supporters in the Sanhedrin Pharisees mostly will save him Again plans go awry and it's a Sadducee dominated uorum that turns him over to the Romans Peter is Jesus' last hope but he can't understand what Jesus wants and uses his sword to try and defend him in the famous garden scene where he cuts off a soldier's ear Of course it doesn't help that Jesus is less than straightforward in asking his disciples for helpHopefully this barebones account of this remarkable book will encourage readers to check it out Beyond its provocative subject matter it's a good novel in its own right And I'll take this opportunity to highly recommend Paula Frederickson's Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews A Jewish Life and the Emergence of Christianity It's a nonfictional perspective on the greatest story ever told that tries to make sense of Jesus' life in the context of 1st century Palestine and does so in a very persuasive argument


  7. Fred Kohn Fred Kohn says:

    This is by far the best alt history of Jesus that I have read It would be great fun to reverse engineer this book I noticed several borrowings from the Christian deuterocanonical books some of which Graves acknowledges in his very brief historical note at the end In that same note he apologizes for not writing a thorough acknowledgement of his sources with the excuse that such an acknowledgement would be longer than the book itselfI do have some minor uibbles with the book It takes the form of a narration by a certain Agabus writing in the last decade of the 1st century This is fine but one can never be uite sure whether Agabus is a monotheist or a pagan and the confusion muddles the story in places Graves seems to want to say that everything in the Torah is based on previous pagan religions his obsession with the Triple Goddess gets uite tiring but also does not want to detract from our admiring Jesus' for his fierce devotion to Jewish monotheism And it is than a minor annoyance that Jesus totally breaks character by referring to the planets by the names of Babylonian gods rather than by their Hebrew namesThese minor flaws are than offset by the great fun Graves has in reconstructing events mentioned in the canonical gospels; offering greater detail than is recorded there For example his account of Jesus casting seven demons out of Mary Magdalene runs nine pages It includes the names of all seven which should provide interesting research material for demonology enthusiastThe ending is great in that it raises uestions than it answers view spoilerWas Jesus' resurrection real or illusory? Was it by the power of Jehovah or by the power of the Triple Goddess? hide spoiler


  8. Brian Fileman Brian Fileman says:

    I first read this as an early edition hard back in the mid 80's It is Graves at his best and at times most weird He gives an original and fairly plausible alternative to the generally accepted religious view of Jesus I doubt the 'true believer' will like it or get past the opening chapter a recommendation in itself Although not as instantly readable as 'I Clavdivs' and reuiring far effort from the reader King Jesus is still a book that deserves a far wider readership than it has received since it was first published


  9. Viktoria Viktoria says:

    Brilliant Graves “ Aleph as I understand the character is an ox lying sacrificed the yoke still on his neck; which signifies that the study of literature must begin with sacrifice We must dedicate to the Lord our first and most precious possession which is emblemized by the yoked ox namely our obedient labour until we drop dead This was the answer given me” “Tell me have you come to this school as a pupil or as a Doctor of the Law?” cried the schoolmaster speaking the slow ironic drawl which his pupils had learned to fear than his roar of passion Jesus simply replied “I have heard it said “Scatter where you gather gather were you scatter” You asked me why the first letter of the alphabet is shaped as it is shaped and I gave you the explanation that came in answer to my prayer This was my scattering As for my gathering I should like to know if you will scatter in return why the last letter of the alphabet is so shaped?” The master grasped his rod of storax wood and advanced towards Jesus with menacing grunts He asked his face pale with anger “The last letter of the alphabet Do you mean the letter Tav Rabbi Jesus?” “I am not the rabbi you are the rabbi; and it is Tav that I mean” “ Tav is the last letter and the reason for its shape is not far to seek For Tav is shaped like a cross and the shameful cross is the destined end of shameless scholars who presume to chop logic with their teacher Jesus son of the Carpenter beware for its shadow already falls across your path”‘


  10. Ozifer Eris Ozifer Eris says:

    A must read for any Christian especially the esoterically inclined A paradigm expanding book befitting for where the Spirit of Christ may lead For those consumed with the desire to know who Jesus really was this is the book to read


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