Matthew’s Autograph

What if our Gospels, are not gospel?

It was supposed to be a simple bit of salvage archeology for Father Duncan MacDonald, the Vatican archeologist:

Check out an empty cave in Israel's Negev desert, uncovered by a construction crew, for any archeological significance.  Then a false wall in the back of the cave reveals a basalt ossuary, inscribed "Matthew Levi, Beloved Scribe of His Lord."  Behind the ossuary — an ancient tomb with a human skeleton and a sealed jar.

This explosive leads the Israeli government to call in Duncan’s companions, the famous “Capri team” who had discovered the Testimonium of Pontius Pilate three years before.  When the three archeologists arrive in Tel Aviv, they discover an ancient scroll hidden inside the tomb: the end of Matthew’s Gospel, written in the Apostle’s own hand!

Their excitement turns to perplexity when they translate it and find the text varies drastically from every copy of the Book of Matthew in existence.  Has Christianity gotten the Gospels wrong for two thousand years? Has this tomb really lain undisturbed for all that time?  Is this ancient manuscript really, Matthew's Autograph?

A Capri Team Adventure.

Matthew's Autograph by Lewis Ben Smith Year of Publication: 2015; 298 pages Available in softcover paperback and eBook Published by eLectio Publishing