In the ruins of once-mighty Ephesus, site of the Temple of Artemis, a twenty-first century archeological team discovers the earliest known papyrus of the Gospel According to Mark. Sealed with it are instructions for a woman's burial, signed “The Rabbi's Daughter.”
The Rabbi's Daughter is an historical novel that takes us back to the years of Emperor Nero. Peter and Paul have been executed in Rome. The Community of Jesus' Way is struggling. With the help of his cousin Barnabas, Mark is compiling an account of the good news of Jesus. The two men come to Ephesus to interview Mary, who lives in the hills above the metropolis. They say their mission is to discover details about Jesus' early life. But soon it becomes apparent that their visit may have a very different purpose. The Rabbi's Daughter will give all readers a new appreciation and understanding of Mary, an extraordinary woman.