The Jesus Dynasty: The Hidden History of Jesus, His Royal Family, and the Birth of Christianity
The Jesus Dynasty offers a startling new interpretation of the life of Jesus and the origins of Christianity that is grounded in careful analysis of the earliest Christian documents and recent archaeological discoveries, including the much-discussed "Jesus family tomb."
In The Jesus Dynasty, biblical scholar James Tabor brings us closer than ever to the historical Jesus. He explains the crucial relationship between Jesus, a royal descendant of David, and his relative John the Baptizer, a priestly descendant of Aaron and Jesus' teacher. When John was killed, several of his followers -- including Jesus' four brothers -- joined with Jesus, who continued John's mission, preaching the same apocalyptic message. After Jesus confronted the Roman authorities in Jerusalem and was crucified, his brother James succeeded him as the leader of the Jesus dynasty.
James Tabor has studied the earliest surviving documents of Christianity for more than thirty years and has participated in important archaeological excavations in Israel. His reconstruction of the life of Jesus and his followers, and of the early years of Christianity, will change our understanding of one of the most crucial moments in history.
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Discovering the Jesus Dynasty
A Tale of Two Tombs
In the Beginning Was the Family
A Virgin Shall Conceive
A Son of David?
An Unnamed Father of Jesus?
Children of a Different Father
Growing Up Jewish in Galilee
Last Days in Jerusalem
The King Is Dead
Dead but Twice Buried
Go to James the Just
The Challenge of Paul
The Legacy of the Jesus Dynasty
The End of the Age
The Lost Years
A Kingdom of this World
The Religion of Jesus the Jew
A Great Revival and a Gathering Storm 8 Hearing the Voice
A Crucial Missing Year
Ushering in the Kingdom
Recovering Lost Treasures
Timeline of Major Events and Figures
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The Jesus Dynasty: Stunning New Evidence about the Hidden History of Jesus
James D. Tabor
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