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Keep your copy of Josephus handy!
on May 28, 2016
I could not help but think back to the novel Memnoch The Devil, and the scene where Lestat encounters The Lord out in the middle of the desert. It is at this point that the reader may expect there to be the inclusion of a first-person narrative by The Lord himself. Instead, Anne Rice has fulfilled that anticipation with two novels about the childhood and life up to about age 30 of Yeshua bar Joseph.
The Devil in "Cana" reminds me of both Memnoch (don't forget the wings), and the ghostly "Goblin" of Blackwood Farm -- Memnoch, because he thinks he is clever, and can make anyone believe what he claims is true, and Goblin, because he is a mirror image of Tarquin Blackwood, just as The Devil here materializes as a mirror image of Yeshua!
In both book, be sure to read the addenda for more reading, and information on the research and the use of literary (not historical) characters. If you have the time (time is a very important factor in Cana), find a copy of Josephus. Rice delved into his writings, and you owe it to yourself to see exactly what he had to say -- and why Rice chose him as an authoritative source.