THE WORD: The Book of Irving

by IRVING WALLACE 576 pages. Simon & Schuster. $7.95.

Christ did not die on the Cross. He survived Golgotha and the centurion's wound and lived on for 19 years of clandestine ministry. His death and Resurrection occurred in Rome in A.D. 49.

These statements and many other things, among them new and remarkable sayings from the lips of Jesus, appear in an ancient papyrus lately unearthed in the ruins of a Roman villa at Ostia Antica. The papyrus is a copy of the legendary "Q Document," the source book for the four Gospels, as...

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