The authors purport that this is an accurate history of the life and killing of Jesus. Yet they dismiss the work of modern Biblical scholars.The book, Killing of Jesus, is unfortunately written from the perspective of a strong belief that the Christian writings are true and valid. The authors mixed well-sourced Roman and Greek histories with the traditional Christian's account of the (virgin) birth, the development, and the death of Jesus. This mixture of well established history with the authors' constructed history (using the Christian myth as a basis), attempts to provide credence to their account of events. The book is written in a bombastic, reporter-like style. Its intent is to make you feel as if you where there witnessing horrific events of blood, gore and depravity caused by men dripping with evil. It is written to stimulate the amygdala rather than the neo-cortex.
As a historical document the book is a fraud. As a Christian fable with bible stories presented with pizzazz, you might like it.
Other subject-related books they could have read (available in Audible):
__Thrones of Blood .... by Josephus
__Zealot ... by Reza Aslan
__Who's Who in the Age of Jesus ... by Geza Vermes
__The Ruin of the Roman Empire ... by James J. O'Donnell
__The Rise and Fall of Alexandria ... by Justin Pollard & Howard Reid
Also: Who Wrote the New Testament ... by Burton L. Mack (not in Audible.)
Be historically accurate.
Yes, of course.
The one that no one has been able to verify existed - Jesus.
This book has so many spins it's a "Spin Zone"
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