If you thought Dan Brown's fiction was gripping try the truth. This mesmerizing book reveals the real story of Jesus and the dynasty he tried to establish. Based on solid academic research yet told in an engaging Indiana-Jones-style narrative, Tabor takes readers on a startling, fast-paced journey that will change the face of Christianity forever.
Based on hand-on archaeological experience and extensive academic research, Tabor takes readers on an action-packed scholarly adventure in his gripping and controversial book. He proves – in his Indiana-Jones-style narrative – that whilst Jesus' maverick follower Paul was distorting his teachings into what we know as Christianity today, Jesus' true followers were pursuing a very different agenda.
Tabor's revelations are startling and substantiated, beginning with his accidental discovery on a dig in Israel of what many now think was Jesus' family tomb. Was Jesus far more human than the Church has led us to believe? Did Jesus entrust his teachings to someone or to some persons much closer to him? What was Jesus really trying to achieve in his lifetime? Was his royal bloodline meant to free mankind or just a chosen few? And why did dissident follower Paul have a more lasting effect on Christianity than Jesus himself?
Bestselling mystery writer of the Tempe Brennan series, Kathy Reichs, was inspired by James Tabor’s findings to write her latest novel, Cross Bones. The truth, however, is far more gripping than fiction – either hers or Dan Brown's.
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‘If you thought Tempe Brennan's adventures in “Cross Bones” were gripping, try reading the facts behind my story in “The Jesus Dynasty”.’
– KATHY REICHS
Prof. James D. Tabor is a distinguished scholar and chair of the department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He is also a high-profile archaeologist, specializing in biblical archaeology in Israel, Jordan and Palastine. He has already had a two-hour documentary made of his research called ‘The Search for John the Baptist’ (History Channel, March 05). Tabor is also chief historical consultant to Kathy Reichs, the bestselling fiction writer.
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