The Authorized Biography of Jesus Christ

A new interpretation of the Gospel of St. Matthew

by Mano Govindaraj



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/26/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781449763220
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781449763237

About the Book

The author describes how as a high school student, he first met the “scientific approach to the study of the Gospels” and learned that the Gospel of St. Matthew was copied from an “older” document called “Q.” The question arose: if Matthew was a disciple of Jesus, why would he need another document to write about Jesus?

A life-long struggle to answer that question resulted in the development of this new Interpretation. Matthew was a trained tax accountant. Taxation is all about keeping records and diaries. Jesus called Matthew to be a disciple. Matthew did what he knew best—keeping records and diaries as directed by Jesus.

Analyzing its contents using principles of information assurance, Mano concludes that this gospel is in two parts. The first nine chapters happened before the call of Matthew, and the source of data is Jesus. After chapter ten, Matthew is the source of data. He recorded events as indicated by Jesus, including events after the arrest. This is the justification for calling it an authorized biography of Jesus Christ.

The Ascension is omitted. That significant omission proves that this gospel was not written by a later Christian believer or organization, but happened because Matthew ceased his diaries before the Ascension. These diaries were obtained by Christians many years later and recognized as a gospel.

About the Author

Manoharan Govindaraj is of Indian Hindu ancestry. His family had converted to Christianity in the nineteenth century. They immigrated to Ceylon, then a British colony, now renamed Sri Lanka. Growing up in that Indian Buddhist culture gave him a unique view of Christianity. He graduated from the University of Sri Lanka, majoring in geography. He switched professions from education to accountancy to information assurance.

Mano immigrated to the United States in 1993 and later became an American citizen. He holds the CPA and CISA Professional Certifications. He lives with his family in Washington, DC, where he pursues his twin professions of public accountancy and information assurance.