Are you a fan of Kathy Reichâ€™s thrillers? If so, then why not choose this Da Vinci Codesque reinterpretation of the real life of Jesus. The authorâ€™s hands-on archaeological experience and academic research is clearly impeccable and the truth, written here, if thatâ€™s what it is, is revelatory.
Based on hand-on archaeological experience and ground-breaking academic research, real-life Indiana Jones, James Tabor, has produced a compelling and bold new interpretation of the life of Jesus and the origins of Christianity. So impressive is his work that Kathy Reichs, bestselling mystery writer of the Tempe Brennan series, was inspired by his findings to write her latest novel, Cross Bones. The truth, however, is far more gripping than fiction - either hers or Dan Brown's.
Tabor's revelations are startling and substantiated, beginning with his accidental discovery on a dig in Israel of what many now think was Jesus' family tomb. Piecing together new archaeological evidence, combined with the earliest surviving Christian documents, Tabor reconstructs Jesus' real family history. What emerges is Jesus as head of a persecuted royal dynasty in exile. Jesus was leader of a messianic movement - one far different to the revelations of his maverick follower Paul who was responsible for what we know as Christianity today.
Was Jesus far more human than the Church has led us to believe? Did Jesus entrust his teachings to someone much closer to him? Was his royal bloodline meant to free mankind or just a chosen few? And why did dissident follower Paul have a more lasting effect on Christianity than Jesus himself?
Publication date: 03/04/2006
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
|Publication date:||3rd April 2006|
|Author:||James D Tabor|
|Genres:||The Real World,|
Prof. James D. Tabor is a distinguished scholar and chair of the department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, USA, where he specializes in Christian origins, ancient Judaism and attitudes towards religious suicide and martyrdom. Prof. Tabor is also a high-profile archaeologist, focusing on biblical archaeology in Israel, Jordan and Palestine, and has been involved in numerous exciting discoveries, such as the only first-century Jewish burial shroud ever found in Jerusalem.Professor Tabor is highly respected by governments, academics and the media alike and is widely consulted by all three, and his discoveries and research have been ...More About James D Tabor