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Dr. Jonathan Weber, Harvard professor and biblical scholar, is looking forward to his sabbatical year on an archaeological dig in Israel. But a spectacular find that seems to be an archaeologist's dream-come-true becomes a nightmare that could be the death rattle of Christianity.
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)|
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When an ancient skeleton is discovered in Israel, will it shed new light on the life of Jesus or plunge the world into chaos?
Dr. Jonathan Weber, Harvard professor and biblical scholar, is looking forward to his sabbatical year on an archaeological dig in Israel. But a spectacular find that seems to be an archaeologists dream-come-true becomes a nightmare that many fear will be the death rattle of Christianity.
Carefully researched and compellingly written, A Skeleton in Gods Closet explores the tension between faith and doubt when science and religion collide. In the end, its a thought-provoking page-turner, driven by one mans determination to find the truthno matter the cost.
nonnamaryville, tnAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Fictional biblical archaeologyMarch 4, 2015nonnamaryville, tnAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3Jon Weber was a professor at Harvard and also an author. Austin Jennings was an internationally known senior archaeologist at the British School in Jerusalem. Austin requested Jon spend his Sabbatical year in Israel to assist him on a dig.
Austin and his crew were working at Ramah, birthplace of Samuel the Prophet. Ramah was known by a number of other names, including Rama, Ramatha, Ramathem and Arimathea.
While working at the site, they came across a sarcophagus buried in a cave. Next to it was a small jug containing a scroll. Inside was a skeleton and a burial cloth. The inscription on the sarcophagus indicated the skeleton was that of Joseph of Arimathea, who was a member of the Jewish Sanhedrin.
However, when they had experts examine the skeleton and the scroll, it appeared to be someone other than Josephsomeone much more famous.
Initially, the characters and the discovery was interesting to read about, but then the story seemed to drag. The romance between Jon and Shannon seemed forced, and included too many intimate details. If you enjoy Biblical history and archaeology, this is worth reading.
momellaKansas CityAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5momellaFebruary 9, 2012momellaKansas CityAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5high interest
Neat realistic characters
Good story line full of suspense.
A very good read