The Last Temptation of Christ Character Descriptions

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This character flagellates himself before bed to prevent dreams.

Judas Iscariot

Early in the novel, this character is referred to as "Redbeard."

Zebedee and Salome, Jacob and John

These characters comprise the most prosperous family in Capernaum.

Mary Magdalene

This character's house has a green door decorated with intertwined snakes and a yellow lizard above the lintel.

Annas and Caiaphas

These characters are the Jewish High Priests who demand the arrest and execution of the novel's protagonist.


This character is a senior officer in the secret order of Zealots fighting the Roman occupation.


This name is used by the author to refer to several characters.

Jacob the Pharisee and Simon the Lame

These characters are the sons of the protagonist's father from a previous marriage.


This character is the abbot of the nameless desert monastery in which the protagonist seeks salvation.

John the Baptist

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