Introduction - 1. The Riddle of the two Genealogical Trees - 2. Two Childhoods - 3. Astonishing Discoveries - 4. The New Insight is Cosmically Anchored and Confirmed in Writing - 5. Contradictions, Reasons and Objections - 6. Preparation for the Unique Union - 7. The Mystery of the Twelve-year-old Jesus - 8.The Actual Chronology as the Solution to the Contradiction - 9. The Death of Zechariah-a Milestone for the True Dating of Events - 10. Zarathustra and the Star of the Wise Men - 11. Zarathustra's Becoming and Progress - 12. Krishna and the Heavenly Adam-soul - 13. John and the Earthly Adam-soul - 14. Buddha and the Nathan-Jesus-boy - 15. Two Prophecies of the Messiah and their Fulfilment - 16. The Three Messianic Figures in the Essene Writings - 17. The Letter to the Hebrews-an Early Answer to Essene Expectations - 18. The Further Effects of the Messianic Prophecy - Epilogue1909-1959-2009 - Appendix - (1) The Childhood of Jesus, According to Matthew - Commentary - (2) The Childhood of Jesus According to Luke - Commentary - (3) The Protevangelium of James - Commentary - (4) From the Quran - Commentary - Notes - Bibliography
CHRISTOPH RAU was born in 1928 in Gross Naundorf, Kreis Pulsnitz (Oberlausitz) in Germany and grew up in a Lutheran vicarage. He read theology in Berlin and Rostock, trained in music in Leipzig and finally as a priest of The Christian Community in Stuttgart. For decades he researched the structure of the Gospels, publishing the results in monographs on Matthew, Mark and John (Stuttgart 1972) and a comprehensive work, Die Vier um den Einen (Bochum 2008), on the four Gospels and their authors. He co-edited the German translations of the New Testament by Emil Bock (1980) and Heinrich Ogilvie (1996) and edited the literary estate of Michael Bauer in five volumes (Stuttgart 1985-97) also writing his biography, Michael Bauer und seine Lebensbegegnung mit Friedrich Rittelmeyer (Dornach 1995).