Two vast international powers are on a collision course and the message of the Rabboni, Jesus, is precipitously caught in the middle. The Roman Empire has thrown all their military weight to crush the Nabateans to become the exclusive player in the very lucrative international incense trade. What chance does the Apostle Matthew and his diverse team of missionaries to Ethiopia have speaking into the dangerous struggles between kings, emperors, pirates, tribal chieftains and medicine men? Welcome to the world of 75 AD.
It has been a decade since the Apostle Matthew wrote his popular Gospel. Jerusalem has been destroyed by Rome and most of Judaism along with it. Virtually all the Apostles have been martyred and the followers of Jesus have been forcibly scattered throughout the globe.
Matthew is a very old man and hopes to build on the success of his published Gospel and clarify the message of Jesus to a growing international audience. People, he observes, still have many questions like: “What happened to Lazarus next?” “Was Jesus smiling when he said that to the Scribes?” “How did Jesus actually pray?”
In “The Rabboni: The Lost Journals of St Matthew”, Matthew seeks to expand on Jesus’ world changing teachings on that sloping hillside in northern Galilee some 40 years before. The so-called “Sermon on the Mount” (not a sermon or a mount) is the foundation for everything that Jesus said or did. We must get it right.
Welcome to The Rabboni.