Excavating Jesus by John Dominic Crossan
Beneath the Stones, Behind the Texts

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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.

 

About John Dominic Crossan

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JOHN DOMINIC CROSSAN, professor emeritus at De Paul University, is widely regarded as the foremost historical Jesus scholar of our time. He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Historical Jesus, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography and his latest, The Greatest Prayer. He lives in Minneola, Florida.
 
Published July 28, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 368 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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In his monumental The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant, Crossan brilliantly challenged conventional historical Jesus scholarship.

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