Karim El Koussa’s “Jesus the Phoenician” is the Ars Metaphysica bestseller for March

Karim El Koussa’s “Jesus the Phoenician” is the Ars Metaphysica bestseller for March

ARS METAPHYSICA  – Bestsellers for March 2020  (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 4 Jesus the Phoenician Karim El Koussa Religious History
2 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal
3 The Phoenician Code Karim El Koussa Metaphysical Fiction
4 The ABCs of Narcissism Michelle Hoffer Self-Help
5 2 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Metaphysical

Could it be possible that Jesus was not Jewish? What would that mean to the faithful? Jesus the Phoenician exposes, among other unprecedented certitudes, the origin of the Jewish faith and the true hidden identity of Jesus Christ.

Though the author claims no theological degree, as a Christian and a writer he has read and researched extensively and compiled a sound, compelling argument that the traditionally accepted story of Jesus the Jew, though largely undisputed by the faithful in favor of the biblical version, is actually an impossibility. By investigating the etymology of the name, Jesus, other questions arise regarding the incompatibility between the Great Annunciation and traditional Jewish practices, as well as the true lineage of the family of the Messiah. Then, by examining the lives of the family, friends, and Disciples of Jesus, the circumstances of Jesus’ birth are challenged, establishing which Bethlehem the child savior was born in and substantiating the origins—Galilean or Jewish—of Jesus and his Disciples. Furthermore, based on a new understanding of the true origins of Jesus and his apostles, Jesus the Phoenician reveals the truth about Jesus by showing the many holes in the traditional Jewish and biblical history that point to Jesus having been a Jew. And, finally, the reader is asked to consider the validity of the typically dismissed sources, the Apocrypha, the ex-biblical texts that suggest and support the theory of Jesus the Phoenician.

By investigating and analyzing the Old and New Testaments, as well as numerous other books, Apocrypha, and scholarly sources, Jesus the Phoenician systematically debunks the traditionally accepted Jewish story of Jesus and synthesizes a groundbreaking explanation for this historical and theological blunder. By delving into the history of the Canaano-Phoenicians and disproving the accuracy of the established story of Jesus Christ, Jesus the Phoenician begs the reader to think outside of biblical tradition and to consider, as have scholars, theologians, and writers throughout history, the proof herein that denies the identity of Jesus the Jew.

CONTENTS:

  • Part I
    • Etymology of the Savior’s Name
    • The Great Annunciation
    • The Family of Jesus
  • Part II
    • The Geographical Region: Mt. Carmel & Bet-Lahem of Galilee
    • The Historical Evidence of Jesus the Galilean
    • The Galilean Disciples of Jesus
  • Part III
    • The Cultural and Religious Entourage at the Time of Jesus
    • The Hypothetical Jesus the Jew Fails to Prove Himself Once Again
    • Which God and What Temple?
  • Part IV
    • The Extra-New Testament Sources
    • The Church New Testament
    • The Religion and Theology of Jesus the Phoenician
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix:
  • Maps
    • Authentic Maps of the Phoenician Bethlehem Bet(h)-Lahem (House of Bread)
    • Map 1 – Section of “Palestine”
    • Map 2 – Section of ancient “Soria”
    • (This is a section of the first scientific map of Syria (meaning Phoenicia). It was drawn by the geographer Ptolemy around 150 AD, basing it on the work of Arastonis and Marinos of Tyre.)
    • Map 3 – Section of “Bird’s Eye View of the Holy Land”
    • Map 4 – Section of “Israel”
  • Pictures
    • The Grotto of Makadoushi where Virgin Lady Maryām waited for her son to return from his missionary journeys in Jerusalem
    • The Lebanese Kana or Qana: the place of origin of the Virgin Lady Maryām and the famous wedding of Kana where the first miracle of turning water into wine occurred
  • Tables
    • Table 1 – Yāwshu Family Tree
    • Table 2 – The Apostles
    • Table 3 – The Approximate Timeline of the Most Important Christian Events and the Development of the Church New Testament

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:

«The New Testament is a Phoenician call that has nothing to do with the Jewish religion. Conclusively, Jesus was not the son of David nor was he Jewish, but Canaanite/Phoenician. His Father was not YHWH but Ēl-Ēlyon. His name “Immanuel,” as written in the New Testament, does not mean “YHWH with us” but “Ēl (God) with us.” In his 342 pages book, author Karim El Koussa is going to decode the Old Testament and New Testament, passing by Apocryphal works, tens of books and hundreds of references, using the geography of the region at the time along with the etymology of names and places to support his theory. A lot of research related to the subject is yet to be done, meanwhile, his book will cause more spilled ink.» — Lebanese Senior Culture Editor, Maroun Salhani, wrote during a review of the book and an interview with the author on NOW. Lebanon, February 1, 2014.
«This is a highly controversial subject. Karim’s thesis is revolutionary but quite possibly true. He sets out to prove by the Bible itself – New and Old Testaments – that Jesus of Nazareth was not a Jew and that the God he called “his Father” was the Canaanite “EL”, not the Jewish YHVH. (Jehova). This should be a very provocative and enlightening discussion — so tune in and get Salvation Phoenician style.» — American author and Host Poke Runyon reviewing and discussing the new book by the Lebanese Christian author Karim el Koussa «Jesus the Phoenician» on Radio (blogtalkradio) in a program called The Hermetic Hour, January 9, 2014.

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Karim El Koussa’s “Jesus the Phoenician” is the Ars Metaphysica bestseller for July

Karim El Koussa’s “Jesus the Phoenician” is the Ars Metaphysica bestseller for July

ARS METAPHYSICA – Bestsellers for July 2019 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 3 Jesus the Phoenician Karim el Koussa Religious History
2 The ABCs of Narcissism Michelle Hoffer Self-Help
3 2 The Phoenician Code Karim el Koussa Metaphysical Fiction
4 6 Voice of the Red Dragonfly Jennifer Charlinski Metaphysical Fiction
5 1 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Metaphysical
6 9 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Metaphysical
7 8 Stalked by a Demon Tess Rutjens Metaphysical Memoir
8 4 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal
9 5 Pythagoras Karim el Koussa Metaphysical Fiction
10 7 Der Lange Verborgene Freund JG Hohman Folk Magic
Karim el Koussa’s “Jesus the Phoenician” is the Ars Metaphysica bestseller for February

Karim el Koussa’s “Jesus the Phoenician” is the Ars Metaphysica bestseller for February

ARS METAPHYSICA  – Bestsellers for February 2019  (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 1 Jesus the Phoenician Karim el Koussa Religious History
2 4 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal
3 10 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Metaphysical
5 5 The ABCs of Narcissism Michelle Hoffer Relationships
6 2 The Phoenician Code Karim el Koussa Metaphysical Fiction
7 3 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Metaphysical
4 One Way: The Oracle Robin McClellan Metaphysical Fiction
8 Pythagoras Karim el Koussa Metaphysical Fiction
9 Inspirational Creatures Michele Livingston Metaphysical
10 6 Der Lange Verborgene Freund John George Hohman Folk Magic
Karim el Koussa’s “Jesus the Phoenician” is the Ars Metaphysica bestseller for January

Karim el Koussa’s “Jesus the Phoenician” is the Ars Metaphysica bestseller for January

ARS METAPHYSICA – Bestsellers for January 2019 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 3 Jesus the Phoenician Karim el Koussa Religious History
2 4 The Phoenician Code Karim el Koussa Metaphysical Fiction
3 6 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Metaphysical
4 9 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal
5 2 The ABCs of Narcissism Michelle Hoffer Relationships
6 7 Der Lange Verborgene Freund John George Hohman Folk Magic
7 Soaring Minds Journal & Workbook Michelle Hoffer Relationships
8 Planet Jesus vol 2 Doug Brode Metaphysical Fiction
9 Spiritual Body or Physical Spirit Phillip Benjamin Metaphysical
10 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Metaphysical
“Living in the Afterlife” by medium and author Michele Livingston “fourpeats” as the Ars Metaphysica bestseller for February

“Living in the Afterlife” by medium and author Michele Livingston “fourpeats” as the Ars Metaphysica bestseller for February

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for February for its spiritual/metaphysical imprint, ARS METAPHYSICA. The Peoples’ Medium, Michele Livingston, took the top spot for the fourth month in a row with her visionary Living in the Afterlife, revealing her channeling of information from the other side.  She also nabbed the 4th spot with her previous release Messages from Beyond. Michelle Hoffer took second place with her new release Soaring Minds Journal and Workbook which is designed to assist women with recovering from abusive relationships. Lebanese author Karim El Koussa rounded out the last, taking third place with his popular well-researched alternative history of the life of Jesus Christ entitled Jesus the Phoenician. El Koussa also took fifth place with his metaphysical fiction novel The Phoenician Code for which a French version was just released.

ARS METAPHYSICA – Bestsellers for February 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 1 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Metaphysical
2 NEW Soaring Minds Journal and Workbook Michelle Hoffer Self-Improvement
3 3 Jesus the Phoenician Karim el Koussa Religious History
4 4 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Metaphysical
5 5 The Phoenician Code Karim el Koussa Metaphysical Fiction

Livingston’s books have sold steadily throughout the US and overseas due to the subject matter. El Koussa’s books continue to sell well internationally. Hoffer’s book has sold well in the greater-Harrisburg area.
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“Living in the Afterlife” by medium and author Michele Livingston “threepeats” as the Ars Metaphysica bestseller for January

“Living in the Afterlife” by medium and author Michele Livingston “threepeats” as the Ars Metaphysica bestseller for January

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for January for its spiritual/metaphysical imprint, ARS METAPHYSICA. The Peoples’ Medium, Michele Livingston, took the top spot for the third month in a row with her visionary Living in the Afterlife, revealing her channeling of information from the other side.  She also nabbed the 4th spot with her previous release Messages from Beyond. The metaphysical travel memoir, The Dream Alchemist by Anna-Karin Bjorklund, placed second. Lebanese author Karim El Koussa slipped to 3rd place with his controversial history Jesus the Phoenician. Doug Brode’s metaphysical fiction novel Planet Jesus Trilogy Book 1: Flesh and Blood, describing an alternative Gospel narrative involving ancient astronauts, took 5th.

ARS METAPHYSICA – Bestsellers for January 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 1 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Metaphysical
2 3 The Dream Alchemist Anna-Karin Bjorklund Metaphysical Travel
3 2 Jesus the Phoenician Karim el Koussa Religious History
4 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Metaphysical
5 Planet Jesus v1 Doug Brode Metaphysical Fiction

Livingston’s books have sold steadily throughout the US and overseas due to the subject matter. Bjorklund’s books were helped by regional sales in California. El Koussa’s books continue to sell well internationally. Brode’s book spiked due to publisher promotional activity.

“Living in the Afterlife” by medium and author Michele Livingston leads the Ars Metaphysica bestsellers for November

“Living in the Afterlife” by medium and author Michele Livingston leads the Ars Metaphysica bestsellers for November

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for November for its spiritual/metaphysical imprint, ARS METAPHYSICA. The Peoples’ Medium, Michele Livingston, took the top spot with her visionary Living in the Afterlife, revealing her channeling of information from the other side. Livingston also took the 4th spot with last month’s bestseller Messages from Beyond.  Lebanese author Karim El Koussa slotted into 2nd place with his controversial history Jesus the Phoenician and held fifth with his historical novel Pythagoras the Mathemagician. This month’s new entry, The Dream Alchemist by Anna-Karin Bjorklund, is a metaphysical travel memoir.

ARS METAPHYSICA – Bestsellers for November, 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 4 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Metaphysical
2 Jesus the Phoenician Karim el Koussa Religious History
3 NEW The Dream Alchemist Anna-Karin Bjorklund Metaphysical Travel
4 1 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Metaphysical
5 5 Pythagoras the Mathemagician Karim el Koussa Historical Fiction

Livingston’s books have sold steadily throughout the US and overseas due to the subject matter. McClellan’s books were bolstered by author activities in the Harrisburg area. El Koussa’s books have been helped by exports
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“Jesus the Phoenician” by Lebanese author Karim el Koussa leads the Ars Metaphysica bestsellers for September

“Jesus the Phoenician” by Lebanese author Karim el Koussa leads the Ars Metaphysica bestsellers for September

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for September for its spiritual/metaphysical imprint, ARS METAPHYSICA. Karim El Koussa’s retelling of the story of Jesus through the eyes of the Phoenicians entitled Jesus the Phoenician ranked number one.   The Peoples’ Medium, Michele Livingston, took the second spot with her channeled book Living in the Afterlife, revealing her visions of the other side.

ARS METAPHYSICA – Bestsellers for September, 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Title Author Category
1 Jesus the Phoenician Karim el Koussa Religious History
2 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Metaphysical
3 Der Lange Verborgene Freund J G Hohman PA Dutch Powwow
4 Pythagoras the Mathemagician Karim el Koussa Historical Fiction
5 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal

El Koussa’s book has performed well since its release primarily due to exports to Europe and the Middle East. Karim also took the third spot with his recounting of the contributions of Pythagoras, the mathematician/scientist who lived in ancient times.  Livingston’s books have sold steadily throughout the US and overseas due to the subject matter.

 

El Koussa's books reign in advance of his upcoming US Tour — Sunbury Press bestsellers for August

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for August, 2015. Karim El Koussa took the top two spots with Jesus the Phoenician and Pythagoras in anticipation of his upcoming US Tour. Ron Knorr and Clemmie Whatley’s The Segregated Georgia School for the Deaf moved up to 3rd, while Chris Papst’s Capital Murder, the prior top bestseller, slipped to 4th.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for August, 2015 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 Jesus the Phoenician Karim El Koussa Religious History
2 Pythagoras Karim El Koussa Historical Fiction
3 8 The Segregated Georgia School for the Deaf Ron Knorr & Clemmie Whatley History
4 1 Capital Murder Chris Papst Investigation
5 7 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
6 3 The Bipolar Millionaire and the Operation John E Wade II Memoir
7 6 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
8 16 Pink Crucifix Johnny Strife Supernatural Fiction
9 10 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
10 5 Dead of Summer Sherry Knowlton Murder Mystery
11 27 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair War Memoir
12 24 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
13 Rising Hope Marie Sontag YA Fiction
14 14 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last Mike Campbell History
15 11 The Bronze Dagger Marie Sontag YA Fiction
16 Fireproof Moth Milo Thornberry History
17 17 For Better, For Worse Carolyn Perry Disaster Memoir
18 30 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
19 Raising Monarchs Sue Fox McGovern Nature
20 15 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L. Moore History
21 The Bookseller’s Secret Catherine Jordan Thriller Fiction
22 Rising Sun Descending Wade Fowler Historical Fiction
23 Digging Dusky Diamonds John Lindermuth History
24 Seeking Samiel Catherine Jordan Thriller Fiction
25 Pit Bulls II Anthony Julian History
26 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History
27 NEW Something So Divine John Lindermuth Historical Thriller
28 20 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L. Moore History
29 Of Guilt and Innocence John Scanlan Thriller Fiction
30 28 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L. Moore History

jtp_fcWhile August is usually the peak of the “dog days” in the book trade, Sunbury Press posted a hot August, narrowly missing August 2014’s best-of-all-time numbers. YTD Sales are nearly double last year. EBooks posted their best month of the year, but remain only 3% of overall sales.

Karim El Koussa’s upcoming US tour includes stops in Colorado, California, New Jersey, and New York. Advance sales to the venues fueled his sudden return to the top of the charts. Not all orders are in, so a strong September is also expected for his controversial religious history Jesus the Phoenician and his nonfiction novel Pythagoras. The Segregated Georgia School for he Deaf, by professors Ron Knorr and Clemmie Whatley of Mercer University, moved up to #3 thanks to author activity.Chris Papst’s Capital Murder slipped to #4 due to a lull in news about the Harrisburg mayoral scandal. Bridget Smith’s historical novel Where Elephants Fought moved up to #5 thanks to author appearances in Mississippi. John E Wade II’s memoir, The Bipolar Millionaire and the Operation, slipped a bit to #6, but held its ranking due to author appearances in New Orleans. Alan Mindell’s sports novels The B Team (#7) and The Closer (#9) held serve thanks to continued interest in the author’s new website and blog and his appearance schedule. Johnny Strife’s Pink Crucifix crept up the list to #8 thanks to his recent activities. Sherry Knowlton’s Dead of Summer stayed in the top 10 at #10, thanks to author activities. Call Sign Dracula, the Vietnam memoir by Joe Fair, moved up the chart to #11 thanks to steady sales in bookstores. Dennis Herrick lifted to at #12 with his Winter of the Metal People. The book is popular in New Mexico. Marie Sontag’s Rising Hope (#13) and The Bronze Dagger (#15) sold well in advance of her new release The Alabaster Jar, which came out September 5. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, held at #14, thanks to ongoing interest in the lost aviatrix. Milo

Karim El Koussa

Karim El Koussa

Thornberry’s real-life Taiwan “spy” thriller Fireproof Moth returned to the chart at #16 due to academic orders. Carolyn Perry’s Katrina memoir, For Better, For Worse, retained #17 through the 10th anniversary of the hurricane. Anthony Julian’s ever-present Pit Bulls (I & II) charted again at #18 & #25 respectively because of ongoing interest in the subject matter. Raising Monarchs, Sue Fox McGovern’s instructions on saving these disappearing butterlies, flitted to #19.  Three of John L. Moore’s Frontier Pennsylvania Series appeared on the list (20, 28, & 30). Interest remains strong from local bookstores, historical parks, and retailers. Thriller writer Catherine Jordan returned to the list with both of her creepy titles – The Bookseller’s Secret at #21, and Seeking Samiel at #24, as she heads up a writing workshop. Wade Fowler’s Rising Sun Descending returned to #22 thanks to author activities. Both of John Lindermuth’s books grabbed spots, as he released his new novel, Something So Divine (#27). Digging Dusky Diamonds, an anthracite region history, was #23. Ernie Marshall’s account of the last conflict between battleships, That Night at Surigao, was #26, thanks to author activity. John Scanlan’s police procedural, Of Guilt and Innocence, charted at #29.

The company released four new titles during the month of August.

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for August, 2015
Murder Run Shelly Frome Murder Mystery
Something So Divine John Lindermuth Historical Thriller
White River Monster II Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
White River Monster III Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction

For a list of Sunbury’s best-sellers, please see the Sunbury Press web site:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/BESTSELLERS_c3.htm
For a complete list of recent and upcoming releases, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/COMING-SOON_c47.htm

Jesus was not Jewish says Christian scholar

BEIRUT, LebanonSunbury Press has released the hardcover version of author Karim El Koussa’s religious history Jesus the Phoenician, placing Jesus’s origins in Galilee, outside of Judea.

About the book:
imageJesus the Phoenician. A book of religious history that is sure to challenge conventional thinking about the origins of Jesus Christ, not only among Christians in the west, but in the entire world. It conveys important historical, geographical, archaeological, cultural and theological findings regarding the possibility that Jesus was not Jewish, but rather Phoenician.

Could Jesus have been a non-Jew? Of course!

He was Phoenician in every possible way.

Be ready to experience a World Revelation and a Christian Revolution…

Contents:
Part I
Etymology of the Savior’s Name
The Great Annunciation
The Family of Jesus

Author Karim El Koussa (photo by Rene Mouawad)

Author Karim El Koussa (photo by Rene Mouawad)

Part II
The Geographical Region: Mt. Carmel & Bet-Lahem of Galilee
The Historical Evidence of Jesus the Galilean
The Galilean Disciples of Jesus

Part III
The Cultural and Religious Entourage at the Time of Jesus
The Hypothetical Jesus the Jew Fails to Prove Himself Once Again
Which God and What Temple?

Part IV
The Extra-New Testament Sources
The Church New Testament
The Religion and Theology of Jesus the Phoenician
Epilogue

Appendix:

Maps
Authentic Maps of the Phoenician Bethlehem
Bet(h)-Lahem (House of Bread)
Map 1 – Section of “Palestine”
Map 2 – Section of ancient “Soria”
This is a section of the first scientific map of Syria (meaning Phoenicia). It was drawn by the geographer Ptolemy around 150 AD, basing it on the work of Arastonis and Marinos of Tyre.
Map 3 – Section of “Bird’s Eye View of the Holy Land”
Map 4 – Section of “Israel”

Pictures
The Grotto of Makadoushi where Virgin Lady Maryām waited for her son to return from his missionary journeys in Jerusalem
The Lebanese Kana or Qana
the place of origin of the Virgin Lady Maryām
the famous wedding of Kana where the first miracle of turning water into wine occurred

Tables
Table 1 – Yāwshu Family Tree
Table 2 – The Apostles
Table 3 – The Approximate Timeline of the Most Important Christian Events and the Development of the Church New Testament

Jesus the Phoenician
Authored by Karim El Koussa
List Price: $29.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm) hardcover
Black & White on White paper
350 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-10: 1620065789
ISBN-13: 978-1620065785
BISAC: Religion / Christianity / History

Also available on Nook and Kindle and in paperback

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Jesus-the-Phoenician-HAR…