** New Testament **
** The King Jesus Trilogy **

(now in four parts)

(4) The Grail Cypher,
(3) Jesus, King of Edessa,
(2) King Jesus, Prince of Judaea and Rome,
(1) Cleopatra to Christ,
(5) Mary Magdalene, Princess of Orange.

    ** Old Testament **
** The Egyptian Exodus Series **

(5) Scota, Egyptian Queen of the Scots,
(4) Solomon, Falcon of Sheba,
(3) Eden in Egypt,
(2) Tempest & Exodus,
(1) Jesus, Last of the Pharaohs.

Ten astounding titles from the Edfu Books stable,
published in quality electronic format or quality paperback:

The Grail Cypher -- Released 24th September 2015

The Grail Cypher

• The history of King Arthur was modeled upon the life of Jesus.
• Jesus-Arthur had 12 disciple-knights of Round (Last Supper) Table.

Are you willing to have your view of Arthurian, British and Christian history challenged? Are you ready to accept the esoteric mysteries and heresies of the Knights Templar? Once we understand that Jesus and Arthur shared a common history, the rest of Arthurian legend starts to fall into place. So join Ralph on an extraordinary tour of Arthurian history, much of which you did not even know existed:

    • Jesus' son was the king of Palmyra
    • St. Peter was the Guardian of the Holy Grail
    • Pompey the Great and the pirates of Gibraltar
    • Secrets of Mithras and the bull of Taurus
    • King Arthur's battle with Vespasian
    • The Roman creation of Christianity
    • The Holy Grail was brought to Earth by aliens
    • Sir Galahad dressed as a woman
    • The burial of Jesus-Arthur at Stonehenge

These are all elements of the Arthurian chronicles that have remained unexplored and unexplained until now. Yet how can we comprehend the true history of King Arthur, if we have not considered the entire corpus of this labyrinthine story? But if we bring all these many diverse strands together and decipher their true meaning, they explain a great deal about the history of Europe, Britain and Christianity.

*** See the Grail Cypher Precis for a summary of the book ***

The Grail Cypher

This revolutionary 650-page book is available Apple iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, and Barnes & Noble Nook.

Paperback pre-orders available from Adventures Unlimited of Illinois.

Further details and discussions can be found on the Gospel of King Jesus and Ralph Ellis Facebook sites.

The King Jesus Trilogy includes the following books:

(1) Cleopatra to Christ
The biblical family was descended from a daughter of Queen Cleopatra, who became the queen of Parthia.
  • Amazon Kindle tablet: Cleopatra to Christ.
  • Createspace paperback: Cleopatra to Christ.

(2) King Jesus
St. Paul (Saul) was Josephus Flavius the historian. But this means that the biblical Jesus MUST be Jesus of Gamala, the leader of the Jewish Revolt. This rebel prince was then exiled to Dewa, a prison fortress in Britain.
  • Amazon Kindle tablet: King Jesus.
  • Createspace paperback: King Jesus.

(3) Jesus, King of Edessa
The history of Jesus of Gamala is further refined, and he has been identified as King Izas-Jesus of Edessa. King Izas led the Jewish Revolt, but was captured and crucified while wearing the Edessan ceremonial Crown of Thorns.
  • Amazon Kindle tablet: Jesus, King of Edessa.
  • Createspace paperback: Jesus, King of Edessa.

** and now **

(4) The Grail Cypher
Arthurian history was derived from the same history as the biblical story of the Jewish Revolt. Thus the history of King Arthur was based upon the history of King Jesus-Izas.
  • Amazon Kindle tablet: The Grail Cypher.
  • Createspace paperback: The Grail Cypher.

Jesus, depicted wearing his 'Crown of Thorns' Jesus, depicted wearing his 'Crown of Thorns' Jesus, depicted wearing his 'Crown of Thorns'
The Grail Cypher

Jesus, King of Edessa

Edessa - cover image

Full release 6th March 2013 - on iBooks, Nook, Kindle and in paperback.

The biblical Jesus - discovered in the historical record.
Contemporary coins and statue of Jesus discovered in Syria.

Why is Jesus missing from the historical record? Jesus was an influential king (the King of the Jews) and probably the most famous monarch of the last two millennia, so why cannot we find archaeological evidence for his life? The answer is that we have been looking in the wrong location.

Following 25 years of research, Ralph Ellis has discovered that Jesus was a prince of Edessa in northern Syria. The Edessan monarchs were Nazarene Jews who helped build the Temple of Jerusalem and saved Judaea from starvation during a great famine. But, just like Jesus, they were also religious and political revolutionaries who tried to take control of Judaea, but were thwarted by the Roman Army. Thus there are many links and similarities between the biblical accounts and the princes and kings of Edessa.

However, in addition to this, Ralph Ellis has discovered that one of the princes of Edessa had the same names as Jesus. Jesus was called (King) Jesus Emmanuel, while one of the Edessan monarchs was called King Izas Manu(el). Equally interesting, is the fact that all of the Edessan monarchs wore a plaited Crown of Thorns. The biblical Jesus was crucified wearing this same plaited Crown of Thorns because he was this very same prince and king of Edessa.

Thus we now know who Jesus was, where he lived, and who his family were. Visit his city, see the ruins of his citadel, gaze upon his statue, handle his coins. In reality, Jesus was a son of King Abgarus au Kama of Edessa, a minor princeling with a small realm, a large treasury, and even bigger ambitions. But the so-called Wise Prince of northern Syria came up against an intractable Rome, and his many plans crumbled to dust. The historical records then indicate that this revolutionary prince of Edessa was crucified outside Jerusalem, along with two other leaders of the revolt, but he was reprieved and taken down from the cross by a man called Joseph(us). And yes, this familiar-sounding account is from the historical record, and not from the gospels.

Readers might imagine that the true history of this region might undermine much of the biblical story that the gospel authors have crafted. But in reality the gospels always did say that Jesus was a Nazarene (Mat 2:23) and a king (Luk 23:38), and so this new analysis changes very little in the gospel story. The only real difference is that the true history of the region indicates that the strategies and goals of King Izas (King Jesus) were much more far-reaching than the gospel accounts like to admit. In reality, the goal of King Izas and the Edessan monarchy was to use their newly united Kingdom of Judaeo-Syria as a springboard to take over the throne of Rome. Yes, King Izas (King Jesus) wanted to become Emperor of Rome - which is why he was so closely linked to the Roman 'Star Prophesy' (the eastern star at his birth), and why he suffered a Roman rather than a Jewish form of punishment.

This is a scholarly study of all the available historical evidence, including the Tanakh, Talmud, Josephus Flavius, the Roman historians, and venerable Syriac historians like Moses of Chorene and Yohannes Drasxanakertci.

We suggest that readers start with 'Cleopatra to Christ' and then 'King Jesus'. The wait before arriving at the last episode in the trilogy will be worthwhile, for if a book could be valued on its 'eureka moments' then this final book would be priceless.

Available on iBook, Nook and Kindle tablets.
Paperback copies available from Adventures Unlimited.

The video clips in the book will only play on iPad. Until the other types of tablet come into the 21st century, here is the Enya video. Enjoy.

King Jesus, from Kam (Egypt) to Camelot

King Jesus of Judaea was King Arthur of England.

King Jesus - cover image

This book resolves the greatest mystery and international conspiracy of all time, the true origins of Christianity.

The original objective was to confirm that St Paul (Saul) was actually Josephus Flavius. However, this novel identification exposed new perspectives on the life of Jesus, who was actually a king.

"Priests and kings were anointed ...
hence the title 'christ' or 'messiah'
often signified the same as 'king'."
Commentary on the Bible, Adam Clarke 1832.

Contrary to orthodox perceptions, King Jesus and Queen Mary Magdalene were the richest couple in Syrio-Judaea. The Romans wanted to impose taxes on Jesus and Mary, an imposition that provoked the Jewish Rebellion. King Jesus fought and lost that war, and so he was crucified, reprieved and sent into exile in Roman England. In those remote lands, King Jesus became known as Atur-tii (the Egyptian) or 'King Arthur and the twelve disciples of the Last Supper Table'.

This identification of Jesus as a wealthy, royal, warrior-hero of first century Judaea may sound bizarre, but that is what the texts say. All research and quotations are from original sources, including the New Testament, Tanakh, Talmud, Josephus, Origen, Eusebius, Irenaeus, Herodian, Suetonius, Tacitus, Clement and many others besides. This is a secret history that has been deliberately concealed from us for two millennia - for those feet, in ancient times, did indeed walk upon England's mountains green!

Author Ralph Ellis
Published April 2008
UK ISBN 978-1-905815-00-5
USA ISBN 978-1-931882-86-6
RRP £18 - $29

Available on Kindle or iPad.

Cleopatra to Christ

Jesus Was the Great Grandson of Cleopatra VII.


Scota, Egyptian Queen of the Scots

Ireland and Scotland Were First Settled by the Descendants of an Egyptian Pharaoh and His Queen.

Book I - Cleopatra to Christ  
Why was the birth of a poor 'carpenter' in the first century AD visited by the Magi: the Persian king-makers? Why was Jesus later known as the 'King of the Jews'? There is a great deal of evidence within the New Testament, which demonstrates that Jesus was actually of royal blood. But if this is so, then from which royal family was he descended? Using many strands of contemporary evidence, Ralph Ellis has pieced together a historical jigsaw puzzle, which demonstrates that the biblical Jesus was directly descended from Cleopatra VII, the most famous queen of Egypt. But this is not all, for in piecing this story together it would seem that Jesus also had an aristocratic Roman and royal Persian ancestry too; and it is the latter bloodline element that explains the appearance of Persian Magi at his birth. But why should the New Testament authors obscure the ancestry of such an illustrious prince? Well, the gospel writers were looking for an ideal family as their role model, but this particular royal family hid a dark, unmentionable secret. Join Ralph on the incredible untold story of a king and queen who were exiled to Judaea in 4AD - just a couple of years before the Roman taxation of Judaea, when Jesus is said to have been born.  

Book II - Scota, Egyptian Queen of the Scots
The legends of Ireland and Scotland tell a fantastic tale of an Egyptian queen and her Greek husband, who were exiled from Egypt at some point during the second millennium BC. Chased from their homelands, they took to the sea and settled in Spain and then Ireland. It is said that it was from this Queen Scota and King Gaythelos that the modern titles for the Scottish and Gaelic people were derived. All of these early Celtic myths were finally set down in a fourteenth century book called 'Scotichronicon', the title page of which appears on the cover of this book. But what are we to make of this ancient story - is it based more upon fact or fiction? Historians have, as one might expect, taken the story to be complete fiction; but there are many elements to this hoary old tale that demonstrate that the authors of Scotichronicon knew a great deal about the ancient history and language of Egypt. Ralph Ellis has taken a lateral look at this mythology, and found many links and associations that lead to one inescapable conclusion - that the extraordinary tale of Queen Scota and King Gaythelos is probably true.

Author Ralph Ellis
Published Aug 2006
UK ISBN 0953191338
USA ISBN 1931882649
RRP £16 - $28

Available on Kindle or iPad.

Mary Magdalene,
Princess of Provence and the House of Orange

Eden In Egypt - cover image

Did Mary Magdalene travel to Provence, in France? Ralph Ellis follows the trail of mythology and reveals circumstantial evidence to suggest that she did, and that her presence there has left its mark on the region. Ralph also suggests that the legacy of Mary Magdalene was bequeathed to the town of Orange, the town that was central to the Royal Dutch House of Orange, and thus central to the entire Reformation and Enlightenment movement of the 17th century.

The book goes on to explore the Orange Enlightenment and the Age of Reason, the twin religious reforms that created the modern technical world that we live in today. But these freedoms are now threatened by forces of darkness that seek to extinguish all the gains of the Enlightenment. Ralph gives us his personal opinion about the perils that the world faces today, perils that all supporters of reason, freedom, technology and secularism need to face up to.

Available on Kindle and iPad.

The file format problem with the video and audio clips in the book has been solved for the iPad. But for other tablets, the problem still remains. Until Kindle come into the 21st century, here are the embedded videos.


Video 1 - Oranje.


Video 2, Submission.


Video 3, Hide the Decline.


Video 4, Act on CO2.


Video 5, Exploding children.


Video 6, Obama.


Video 8, Saudi TV.

Please note that the colour pictures, moving images, and video clips that are in this book are not supported by Kindle. Only the iPad version will (eventually) reproduce these.

Eden in EgyptEden In Egypt - front cover

The four rivers in Eden were the four rivers of the Nile Delta.

Adam and Eve were Akhenaton and Nefertiti.

The Genesis creation myth is a version of the Hymn to the Aten.

The Garden of Eden was the Garden of Aton (Adon), or the city of Amarna.

Genesis was written in ancient Egyptian.

Having seen so many similarities between the Israelites and Egypt, I felt sure that the Book of Genesis should also contain elements of Hyksos Egyptian culture. But how could this be so if the rivers of Eden were the Euphrates and Tigris? The answer to this is simple, because the Hebrew Bible does not mention a Euphrates or Tigris at all. What it does mention is a river that runs through Eden and splits into four branches, and this just has to be a reference to the Nile running through the Garden of Akhenaton's Aton (Adon), and splitting into the four branches of the Nile Delta. Ergo: the Genesis story has to be based upon Akhenaton and his brand of alternative theology.

Author Ralph Ellis
Published Oct 2004
UK ISBN 0-9531913-9-7
USA ISBN 0-931882-40-1
RRP £12 - $20

Available on Kindle or iPad.

Jesus, Last of the Pharaohs

The biblical Abraham and Jacob were pharaohs of Egypt.

The Israelites were not shepherds, but the Hyksos Shepherd pharaohs.

The dispute that caused the Biblical Exodus.

Jesus married his sister, Mary Magdelene.

Jesus, governor of Tiberias, leader of 600 rebel 'fishermen'.

Jesus followed the traditional astrology of the Egyptians,

... he was born a Lamb of God (Aries) and died a fisher of men (Pisces).

Saul discovered in the historical record.

There is irrefutable evidence that the Biblical patriarchs were indeed pharaohs of Egypt, that is why their story was so important that it has endured for so many thousands of years. Using this new knowledge, Jesus, Last of the Pharaohs goes on to discover an entirely new face to Christianity, to discover startling new passages where the Biblical Jesus and Saul appear in the historical record. The Bible is transformed into a story of a royal bloodline, and it is a tale that is verifiable at every stage by references from the historical texts.

Author Ralph Ellis
Published Sept 2001
UK ISBN 0-9531913-7-0
USA ISBN 0-932813-11-9
RRP £10 - $24

Available on Kindle or iPad.

Tempest & Exodus

A Sequel to Jesus, Last of the Pharaohs.

The biblical exodus inscribed on an Egyptian stele.

The secret name of god explained.

Mt. Sinai is the Great Pyramid of Giza.

The location of Mt. Ararat.

Pictures of Noah's Ark.


Tempest & Exodus describes the dramatic discovery of large biblical quotation on an ancient Egyptian stele. When compared to the biblical equivalent the text appears to be two separate accounts, from both the Egyptian and the Israelite perspective, of a conference in Egypt discussing the way in which the biblical exodus should be organised.

The quotation thus has fundamental implications for both history and theology because it explains why the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant were constructed, why the biblical exodus started, where Mt. Sinai was located, who the god of the Israelites was - indeed, it even explains exactly who the Israelites really were and thus why the Torah, Bible and Koran were written.

Author Ralph Ellis
Published Sept 2001
UK ISBN 0-9531913-8-9
USA ISBN 0-932813-98-4
RRP £12 - $20

Available on Kindle or iPad.

Solomon, Falcon of Sheba
A Sequel to Jesus, Last of the Pharaohs -and- Tempest & Exodus

The tombs of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba discovered.

The sarcophagi of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba discovered.

The Temple of Solomon discovered - in Egypt.

The Judaic United Monarchy's capital city - in Egypt.

The Queen of Sheba, King Solomon and King David are still household names in much of the world, so how is it possible that these influential monarchs cannot be found in the archaeological record? The reality of this omission has perplexed theologians and historians alike for centuries, but Ralph Ellis, the maverick author of Jesus, Last of the Pharaohs and Tempest & Exodus, has at last rediscovered the lost tombs and sarcophagi of these legendary monarchs.

Join Ralph on a tour of Biblical history that at last contains real events, real lives and real people. See the archaeological evidence of the city that King David founded, the temple that King Solomon built, the nation that the Queen of Sheba governed, and the legendary mines that underpinned their extraordinary wealth. But beware! The new historical identities of these monarchs, which have been uncovered by this research, also alter our understanding of numerous Biblical and secular events; in short, history was not as we know it.

Author Ralph Ellis
Published Dec 2002
UK ISBN 0-9531913-4-6
USA ISBN 1-931882-12-6
RRP £12 - $20

Available on Kindle or iPad.

Thoth, Architect of the Universe

Was the Imperial Measurement system based on the Giza pyramids?

Did the ancient Britons worship the mathematical constant Pi?

Was the design of the Avebury Henge based on the form of the Earth?

Was Neolithic man conversant with latitudes and longitudes?

Was the layout of the pyramids and henges intended to mimic the stars?

Was the Great Pyramid designed as a map of the Earth?

Was Stonehenge designed to mimic the motions of the Earth?

Thoth, Architect of the Universe, finds verifiable proof that the great henges and pyramids were complex monuments, built by a technical civilization. The designer has specifically designed these monuments to mimic both the layout of the Earth and its motions in space. The author has been diligent in ensuring that each and every claim that is made in this respect is verifiable using everyday science, these designs are real artifacts - they are not based on speculation.

Author Ralph Ellis
Published Sept 2001
UK ISBN 0-9531913-5-4
USA ISBN 0-932813-18-6
RRP £10 - $16

Available on Kindle or iPad.

K2, Quest of the Gods
A sequel to Thoth, Architect of the Universe

Alexander the Great's quest for the legendary 'Hall of Records'.

Location of the 'Hall of Records' revealed.

The Great Pyramid in the Himalaya.

The design of the Great Pyramid Explained.

Quest of the Gods explains the design of the Great Pyramid in great detail and it appears that its architect has specified a structure that contains a curious blend of technology, lateral thinking and childish fun - yet this design can also point out the exact location of the legendary 'Hall of Records' to within a few meters. Join the author on the most ancient quest ever devised, a dramatic journey in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and to the highest peaks at the very heart of the Himalaya...

Author Ralph Ellis
Published Sept 2001
UK ISBN 0-9531913-6-2
USA ISBN 0-932813-99-2
RRP £10 - $16

Available on Kindle or iPad.

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