Excavating Jesus Beneath the Stones, Behind the Texts

ISBN-10: 0060616342
ISBN-13: 9780060616342
Edition: 2001 (Revised)
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Description: The premier historical Jesus scholar joins a brilliant archaeologist to illuminate the life and teaching of Jesus against the background of his world. There have been phenomenal advances in the historical understanding of Jesus and his world and  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

The premier historical Jesus scholar joins a brilliant archaeologist to illuminate the life and teaching of Jesus against the background of his world. There have been phenomenal advances in the historical understanding of Jesus and his world and times, but also huge, lesser known advances in first-century Palestine archaeology that explain a great deal about Jesus, his followers, and his teachings. This is the first book that combines the two and it does it in a fresh, accessible way that will interest both biblical scholars and students and also the thousands of lay readers of Biblical Archaeology Review (150,000+ circulation), National Geographic, and other archaeology and ancient history books and magazines. Each chapter of the book focuses on a major modern archaeological or textual discovery and shows how that discovery opens a window onto a major feature of Jesus's life and teachings.

Considered by many to be the most learned scholar on the topic of Jesus Christ, John Dominic Crossan's adversaries question how he reconciles his Catholic faith with 20th century secular study. A former priest, Crossan is the author of The Essential Jesus: Original Sayings and Earliest Images, The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography; The Birth of Christianity: Discovering What Happened in the Years Immediately After the Execution of Jesus, and The Cross That Spoke: The Origins of the Passion Narrative, among others.

Map of Palestine
List of Illustrations
Prologue: Stones and Texts
Introduction: The Top Ten Discoveries for Excavating Jesus
Layers upon Layers upon Layers
How to Build a Kingdom
Putting Jesus in His Place
Jewish Resistance to Roman Domination
Beauty and Ambiguity in Jerusalem
How to Bury a King
Epilogue: Ground and Gospel
Acknowledgments
Archaeological Sources
Index

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