The Jesus Dynasty

The Jesus Dynasty

The Hidden History of Jesus, His Royal Family, and the Birth of Christianity

Book - 2006
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Based on a careful analysis of the earliest Christian documents and recent archaeological discoveries, The Jesus Dynasty offers a bold new interpretation of the life of Jesus and the origins of Christianity. Biblical scholar Tabor brings us closer than ever to the historical Jesus. He sheds new light on Jesus' relationship with John the Baptizer, the role played by his brother James, and how Paul's ministry transformed Jesus' message into what would become Christianity. Tabor has studied the earliest surviving documents of Christianity for more than thirty years. He reconstructs for us the movement that sought the spiritual, social, and political redemption of the Jews, a movement led by one family. This book offers an alternative version of Christian origins, one that takes us closer than ever to Jesus and his family and followers.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780743287234
0743287231
Branch Call Number: 232.9 TA
Characteristics: x, 363 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

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JeffBowman
May 22, 2016

Better than very good. This work has whetted my desire to learn as much about the "early church" as possible - I've always had a suspicion about certain contemporaries being written out of the Gospel - Tabor makes a historical case that seems more that plausable

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chrischurchill
Sep 16, 2010

A good read that sheds light on an interesting topic. The author weaves his personal story of discovery into the history and science of the period of Jesus' lifetime. However, some of the assumptions are a bit of a stretch and only guesses, but they are presented well.

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