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Spear, The

Author(s): De Wohl, Louis Pages: 383
Publisher: Lippincott Date of Publication: 1955
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Judaea Period: early Christianity (Code: 7a)
Rome Setting: n Christian/Jewish/Pagan: c
Mystery: n First Person:
Subject: Cassius Longinus, centurion who pierced Jesus' side, had earlier sold himself into slavery to pay off his father's debts & then pursued those who had ruined his father. The story of Rabbi Yeshua & various factions of the Jews is interwoven with that of Cassius.
Unique Qualities:
Rating: exc (B); so-so (C). See also our Authors & Reviews section
Review By: HzB
Review In: CW 54.1
Review By: Henry Cavendish
Review In: NYT 3/20/55 vii.24:2

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