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What happened after the Bible ended?
Jesus knew that the children of his time would live to see the devastating war of 67-73 AD. Maybe that’s why he said “Let the children come to me.” But what happened to those children later in life?
Menachem is one of them. He is one of the main characters of my debut novel “The Secret Scroll of Magdala,” which will be published in the twenties.
My name is Tuvia Pollack. I live in Jerusalem and I write short stories, blog posts, articles and Historical Fiction novels about Judeo-Christian history and the complicated relationship between Jews and Christians throughout history. I am a Jewish history nerd who believes in Jesus. I am a grandson of a holocaust survivor and 4th generation of Jews who believe in Jesus.
I am editing and rewriting my debut novel, while also blogging on this page about different issues pertaining to my Jewish Christian faith and my history nerdiness.
The awesome guys at news.kehila.org publish articles I write about news within the Messianic Body of Christ here in Israel, and they also regularly republish my blog.
Besides the blogging and the novel, I am also writing a bunch of short stories that I will send out for free to patrons. You get one short story as a sample if you sign up to my mailing list. “Holy Reverence” was originally written in Swedish for a historical fiction project, and will be published in an anthology called “Life, Love and Death – historical fiction short stories.”
My life-project goal is to write a long series of independent novels of historical fiction that together will span the time of Jesus until modern time. Some of those stories will be stand-alone books that one can read independently, others might be trilogies or duologies. All of them will fit together, as they all depict different descendants of Menachem, the main character of my first book.
Imagine, one story set in ancient Rome. Another one in the Byzantine Empire in the 400s. Another one during the time of the Crusaders. Maybe another one about the Jews in China in the 13th century. One about the writing of the Talmud in the 300s in Babylon. Maybe one about the ancient Ethiopian Christians. Maybe one about the Jewish pirates in the Caribbean. A bunch of stories set during the inquisitions, the exploration age, the holocaust, modern Israel, etc. You can either read them all chronologically, or just pick an era you like and read about that. One thing is for sure. All my books will deal with religion, and the complicated relations between Jews and Christians. They will also all be from my Jewish Christian Evangelical Baptist worldview.
My goal is to have written all of that by 2060.
“The Secret Scroll of Magdala” is a duology of two books. So far they are the only full books that I have actually written. I am currently working on rewriting them into English. I have ideas and plans drawn out for the following books, and a general idea for the greater arch. The next one, for example, will occur during the reign of emperors Trajan and Hadrian and deal with Rabbi Akiva and the era of the Bar Kochba revolt. I started it already, but have put it on hold for now until I’ve finished the debut.
Between February and June 2019, I allowed people to sign up for free on a mailing list to read this duology for free. If you did that, you are getting two chapters in your email as I am rewriting. There are 61 chapters in the first book, and another 42 chapters in the second one. If you support me on Patreon at $20 a month and up you can join this list as well.
If you, who are reading this, are a literary agent or publisher and you feel that this is something you’d like to publish – by all means, contact me. If I don’t find an agent or a publisher, I will self publish.