In his latest book “Cleopatra to Christ”, Ralph Ellis argues that that the biblical Jesus was directly descended from Cleopatra VII and also had an aristocratic Roman and royal Persian ancestry, hence the appearance of Persian Magi at his birth. The book tells the story of a king and queen who were exiled to Judaea in 4AD. I wonder if this could be the best way of associating Jesus with a royal family? I have only seen its abstract and would like to hear from anyone who has read this book.
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