Tales of Two Men


Published by Bob Blenk at Smashwords


Copyright 2015 Bob Blenk


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FOREWORD


This is the tale of two men. Born on the same day, but a few leagues apart, they were given the same name.

By all accounts they were not the most famous or acclaimed men of their time. Still, their contributions were significant. Though they were destined to meet but once, that meeting would also be significant.

I will not try here to explain the complexities of how their stories came down to me. I will just try to relate them as simply and clearly as I can. I will leave it to the reader to decide on their likelihood and veracity.


CHAPTER ONE


My name is Joseph, son of Jacob of the tribe of Juda, direct descendants of David. My childhood was relatively free and easy, full of the usual things...work, play, learning and prayer. Mostly full of good memories. It seemed to have passed quickly, however, and was gone almost before I knew it.

The real beginning of my story lies on a perfect day late in the year of my twenty-third year. I can still remember everything in clear detail as if it happened only yesterday, though so much has happened since.

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