Piece together the life of Jesus as it unfolded against the windswept background of the Holy Land! In this highly readable, up-to-date synthesis of Scripture, rabbinic tradition, and archaeology, Page makes history come alive as he reconstructs Jesus' life in first-century Israel. Black & white photos throughout. 201 pages, softcover from Abingdon.
Jesus and the Land is an attempt to reconstruct the life of Jesus based on insights gained from the land. How did Jesus' ministry begin? What led him from Nazareth and exclusive Judaism to Capernaum and inclusive Hillilian Judaism? What events led to the increase of his popularity,and how did this popularity result in his eventual execution? --from the foreword by the author Key Features: Expands on a successful project, buliding on a proven winner, Focuses on the historical and archeological evidence available to uncover insights into the context of Jesus' ministry, Written in a clear, accessible style Key Benefits: * Helps the reader understand some of the historical background behind the gospel accounts * Assists the reader in learning about the cultural context of Jesus' life and ministry * Makes some of the insights of biblical history and archeology available to a broad audience, without requiring technical knowledge of the field
Charles R. Page II is Academic Dean of the Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies in Israel.