Throughout the history of Christianity there have been those claiming a monumental secret. Often centered around the Church of St. Sulpice in Paris and associated with French esoteric circles, like Debussy who wrote in a review:

 “Perhaps it’s to destroy that scandalous legend that Jesus Christ died on the cross.”


In the past, there must have been some documentation that convinced so many people of something portentous. But now in the most compelling piece of detective work on the subject, author and filmmaker, Julian Doyle finally reveal the extra-ordinary facts that prove exactly what the monumental secret was and its validity, making a re-write of history inevitable.


Aligning the writings of the Jewish historian, Josephus who was alive at this very time with known dates of events in Rome the book discerns glaring inconsistencies in the Bible story of the crucifixion. From this is produced an extraordinary Timeline that proves that Pontius Pilate could not have been involved in the Crucifixion of Jesus. Simply it shows that there is a direct relationship between the death of John the Baptist and the death of the Emperor Tiberius in 37 BC.


AD 26  -  Pilate arrives in Judea. [date confirmed]

AD 34  -  Herod’s brother Philip dies. [confirmed]

AD 34  -  Herod divorces his first wife who returns to her

               father King Aretas of Petra.  

AD 34/35 Herod now marries Philips’ ex-wife Herodias.

AD 34/35 The Baptist complains about this marriage.  

AD 34/35 Herod arrests the Baptist.  

AD.35 -  Lucius Vitellius becomes legate of Syria. [confirmed]

AD 35  - Herod kills the Baptist.  

AD 35/36 Insulted King Aretas goes to war and wipes out

                Herod’s army.  [confirmed] 

AD 36 – Josephus writes the Jews thought the defeat was God 

             God’s revenge for the killing of John the Baptist.


AD 36 - Vitellius sacks Pontius Pilate who leaves Judea


AD 36 – Tiberius instructs Vitellius to take revenge on Aretas

              for Herodian war.

AD 37 – Vitllius sets out to attack.

AD 37  - Tiberius dies (16th March) [confirmed]

AD 37  - Vitellius stops attack when news arrives of Tiberius

              death and waits for instructions from Caligula. [


AD 37  - Vitellius arrives back in Jerusalem to be welcomed by

             cheering crowds; he then cancels taxes and allows the

             Judean Priests custody over their own vestments,

             giving a period of peace [confirmed] 

AD 37 - In this period of peace Jesus practices his mission. 

AD 38  - Jesus is killed.


This is confirmed with information from Roman history, the Bible and snippets from Josephus’ second book ‘Antiquities’ which is a general history of the Jews. But the proof that this timeline is accurate can be gleaned, by a simple examination of these important events in Josephus’ first book, ‘The Jewish War’ which covers ONLY this important period of the lead up to the war with Rome. And what do we find?



No description of the destruction of Herod’s army, no mention

of John the Baptist and more extraordinarily,no mention of the important and influential Legate of Syria, Vitellius, who played a vital role in this period of Jewish history and whose son became Emperor of Rome. No mention of him at all in the whole book.  In fact there is a twenty year gap in the book.

As these are vital events to the build up to the war there can only be one reason for their absence. Christians have cut them out because the full explanation would only confirm this Timeline, that totally undermine the Gospel story by having John the Baptist still alive three years after the supposed crucifixion of Jesus by Pilate. There can be no other reason.


Additionally, Doyle uses his professional work as an editor

on the film ‘Monty Python’s Life of Brian,’ to examine the practicality of crucifixion. He claims, “When we attempted to crucify the Pythons, for the musical ending of the film, we realized it was impossible!”



The facts are undeniable, the evidence is compelling

but the conclusions are truly astonishing


Julian Doyle is one of the most versatile filmmakers in the world, having written, directed, photographed, edited and created the special effects for movies, all to the highest level. He is most famous for editing the Monty Python films, and for shooting the effects on Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits

and Brazil, which he also edited. His occult movie ‘Chemical Wedding’ has become a cult classic and his acclaimed play, ‘Twilight of the Gods’ about

the relationship between the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and Richard Wagner was described by the magazine, ‘Philosophy Now’ as ‘Masterful’. Monty Python’s, Terry Jones described Julian Doyle as “a polymath”,

and his writing as “joyfully mischievous journeys of discovery”.

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