The Constantine Codex (Skeleton Series)

The Constantine Codex - Paul L. Maier This story postulates the fictional discovery of a long-lost codex commissioned by Emperor Constantine (this commission is historically accurate). This New Testament codex is identical to the Bible in every way, with the exception that it contains additional verses to the gospel of Mark and also a second book of Acts. In the former, the verses bring about a completion to the abrupt and 'hanging' state of the gospel -- mentioning the resurrection and ascension of Jesus. The latter, expounds on the life and fate of the apostle Paul after his arrest.The point to note is that the 'discoveries' are in no way deemed to be apocryphal in that they do not contradict or challenge the Bible, as we know it. As a matter of fact, in the story, an ecumenical council (comprising Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, and Protestants) is convened to decide if the writings should be included into the Scriptural Canons.A decent story, but lacking the Dan Brown zing!