Claudia Procula was a Roman princess, the granddaughter of the Roman Emperor Augustus, and the wife of Pontius Pilate, the man who ordered Jesus Christ to be crucified.
Throughout the history of Christendom, Pontius Pilate has been despised. When the Church became Roman, it was said the Jews drove Pilate to crucify Jesus and it was all the fault of the Jews that Jesus was hurt. This led to the prejudice against the Jews that exists to this day.
What really happened, and what did Pilate's wife have to do with it?
There's evidence that Claudia Procula was a friend of Mary Magdalene, and a secret disciple of Jesus. She helped to save his life and helped to arrange for both of them to escape to Languedoc, where she had been brought up, in a secret mountain Roman town.
By setting this against the backdrop of Roman history of the time, by looking at the dates to see who was doing what and where, Val Wineyard has unravelled the story of Claudia Procula, the secret disciple of Jesus and the friend of Mary Magdalene. Claudia Procula played a far bigger role in the Bible story than has ever been suspected.
This book is not a novel. The story is not dramatised or romanticised. It historically proves that Claudia Procula is the "king-pin" of the proof that Mary Magdalene and Jesus came to the Corbières. This information has never been published before.
In 64 succinct pages Claudia's story unravels, until she came to France to be near her friends, Jesus and Mary Magdalene.
In this 1910 picture you can see her grief. The ladies on the left are Claudia Procula and her maid.
It's not expensive - the e-book Published 10th September 2013
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