Monday, February 13, 2017

Addition to the bibliography and useful links

At the last class, I mention the book "Zealot." Here is the complete reference:
Reza Aslan, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.

This is a fascinating book by a Muslim-turned-Christian scholar. 

Also a link to the Smithsonian Magazine article, "Unearthing the World of Jesus," from the January 2016 issue. Excellent description of archaeology in the Galilee and the concept of the landscape and archaeology being "The Fifth Gospel" for the story of Jesus. The point is made that while you can't always match specific sites or objects to the actual life of Jesus, you can reconstruct much of the lifestyle of a Jew living under Roman rule in Israel.

Additional links will be posted here and along the side of this blog.

The horse's mouth for Israeli excavations, The Israel Antiquities Authority.

Archaeologist Jodi Magness talks about her work at Masada.

Good article on how Science Helps Establish biblical chronology.

The Magdala Stone. (Small stone box found at Migdal in Galilee that may a model of Herod's temple)