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The Thorn of Arimathea by Frank G. Slaughter

The Thorn of Arimathea by Frank G. Slaughter

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The Thorn of Arimathea

by Frank G. Slaughter

Jarrolds Publishers, 1959, [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, price-clipped dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, creasing and small chips and tears to edges and corners, (see photographs)

“In this romantic novel of the years following the Crucifixion, Dr. Slaughter tells the story of Quintus Volusianus, a young centurion turned physician to Tiberious who is sent by the ailing Emperor to Jerusalem to bring back the miracle healer Jesus and who is unaware of the tragedy at Calvary.  Quintus meets the wealthy merchant, Joseph of Arimathea, in whose tomb the body of Jesus had been sealed; and Veronica, Joseph’s niece, who cherishes the veil upon which the imprint of the Saviour’s face remains.  Quintus hears that the veil has a mystic power to cure and that it transformed Veronica from a pathetic cripple to a beautiful young woman.  She and Quintus fall in love and marry, and together Joseph and Pilate, who has been removed from the office of procurator, they sail for Rome.  But again Quintus is too late, for Tiberius is dead and Caligula rules in his place.”


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