Despite thousands of books written on Jesus very few have fulfilled the need for an objective book about real life, flesh and blood Jesus. The 1984 Jesus: The evidence was a book that anyone, whatever their religious perspective, could respect. This new edition continues in this tradition - a compelling and dispassionate appraisal of the facts surrounding the founder of christianity - but is updated to draw on the past decades stunning archaeological and scholarly revelations. These include a Galilean fishing boat from the first century, discovery of houses of Jerusalem's priestly aritstocracy whom Jesus railed and the probable tomb of Caiaphas, the High Priest who instigated his death. Ian Wilson also examines D Barbara Thiering's controversial argument that Jesus did not die on the cross but in fact went on to marry Mary Magdalen and father a family.
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Ian Wilson was born in London in 1941 and educated at Emanuel School, Wandsworth, and Magdalene College, Oxford, where he graduated in History in 1963. His previous books include The Turin Shroud, which became a worldwide bestseller when published in 1978 and Jesus: The Evidence (1984), a companion to the major three-part TV series of the same name and another bestseller. The Blood and the Shroud was published in 1998. His biography of Shakespeare, Shakespeare: The Evidence was published in 1993 and The Bible is History in 1999. All of his books have attracted critical acclaim.
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