King Jesus (1946 Graves), novel
King Jesus (1946) is a novel by Robert Graves.
The life and times of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of a first century Alexandrian scholar. Radical departure from usual biographical approach to life of Jesus with use of Jewish and pagan folklore. Jesus was the son of Mary's first husband, Antipater II, a son of Herod. Being the grandson of a king, he was then the legitimate bearer of the title King of Kings.
Editions and translations
Published in London: Cassel; and New York, NY: Creative Age, 1946.
Translated into several European languages:
- Rey Jesús (1946 Graves), book (Spanish ed.)
- König Jesus (1954 Graves), book (German ed.)
- Jesus Rex (1982 Graves), book (Italian ed.)
- King Jésus (1993 Graves), book (French ed.)