The Prophetess by Barbara Wood

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In December 1999, Catherine Alexander discovers six ancient papyrus scrolls that reveal a hidden history of the world and its religions, but a seventh scroll, containing unimaginable power, is missing and Catherine must dodge government agents, Vatican operatives, and more to locate it.
 

About Barbara Wood

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Barbara Wood is the author of Virgins in Paradise, Dreaming, and Green City in the Sun. She lives in Riverside, California.
 
Published May 1, 1996 by Time Warner Paperbacks. 512 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, History. Fiction

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Between alarms (and a bit of forbidden passion) and mutual confessions, Catherine translates the six scrolls--the account of a first-century woman who had travelled the known world searching for ``the Righteous One.'' Visits to a quiet cloister (and its secrets) in Vermont and a Vatican necropoli...

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As the millennium approaches in the Sinai desert, an archeologist unearths six ancient scrolls.

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The scrolls' reference to a Seventh Scroll, in which the secret to eternal life is supposedly revealed, convinces Alexander that her findings could revolutionize Christianity and undermine what she sees as the male-oriented authority of the Church.

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