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 HeThe 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 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.
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 archaeo

  • Title: The Jesus Dynasty: The Hidden History of Jesus, His Royal Family, and the Birth of Christianity
  • Author: James D. Tabor
  • ISBN: 9780743287241
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. أريد الكتابة الآن قبل أن أتخلص من تأثير الانطباع الأول وكدت أن أعتبرها أمرًا مسرفًا في التقليدية، أو ربما حتى سوء أدب من المترجم!، رغم أني أحب المترجم سهيل زكار كثيرًا وأقدّره تقديرًا جمّا؛ أتحدث عن المقدمة!، فاسم الكتاب الذي قام بترجمته (سلالة يسوع: أسرة يسوع الحاكمة)، ابتدأ [...]

    2. Before saying anything else, I must say that this book has absolutely nothing to do with the inane ideas that Jesus survived his crucifixion, married Mary Magdalene, moved to France, and had children whose descendants are alive even today. There is nothing in this book remotely similar to the ideas in Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code or in books like Holy Blood, Holy Grail. The implications of the title notwithstanding, The Jesus Dynasty is a serious work of scholarship by James Tabor, who is a pro [...]

    3. I have been looking for a book like this one for over twenty years, an account free of religious doctrine of the historical Jesus and the earliest days of Christianity. Given the relatively scant amount of evidence available, I can't say that I believe Dr. Tabor has provided a history that is definitely true and unchallengeable, but his story makes sense, and to my layman's eyes there appears no straining to get the puzzle pieces to fit. The result is fascinating and highly recommended.Dr. Tabor [...]

    4. It is difficult to find good material on the history of Jesus that is not laced with didactic case-making or atheistic case-breaking. James Tabor, however, present the what mankind knows about 1st Century Israel and the life of Jesus from a scholarly perspective based on archaeological data and not mythology.Surprisingly, the life of Jesus actually takes on great meaning in this agnostic historical context as we learn about a young man who knowingly gave his life in an attempt to restore Judaism [...]

    5. I borrowed a copy of this book out from my local library.This book was so cool to read. I loved how the author used more sources than just the Gospels, outside sources, and explained things in a cultural perspective. This year I have tried and tried to sit down and read the Bible, even a little a day and get through the whole thing. In January I did really well. As the days progressed though, it became harder and harder for me to fit it into my schedule, and the readings seemed to get longer and [...]

    6. In this book, Dr. Tabor looks at the original gospels & texts, as well as recent archaeological finds, ancient Jewish customs & beliefs and puts them all together, trying to find Jesus the man. This is an interesting look at the findings and he has some extremely interesting ideas of where the evidence is taking the story of Jesus, his times and his family. This book was well laid out, well explained and well thought out. Dr. Tabor never says that the evidence can only be read one way; h [...]

    7. Having been raised a Christian, a religious concept I rejected pretty early on, I have a particular fondness for the historical Jesus. During my years in college I did a lot of reading on this subject so, when I came across The Jesus Dynasty: The Hidden History of Jesus, His Royal Family, and the Birth of Christianity by James D. Tabor recently, I snatched it up.Dr. Tabor is the chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina and is considered an expert on the De [...]

    8. أنهيت هذا الكتاب قبل نصف ساعة تقريباً وقد أخذ مني ما يقارب الشّهر في قراءتهعندما تصفّحته في البداية شدّتني مقدّمته وبالتّالي أغرتني بقراءته، ولكن بعد ذلك لم أجد فيه ما كنتُ أتوقّعهالمشكلة هو أنّ الموضوع لا يهمّني كثيراًأو ربّما أنّه يبحث في أمور عقديّة محسومةعندنا في عقيدت [...]

    9. في اعتقادي الشخصي المتواضعأقول بأنه تم استغلال نظرية سلالة المسيح عيسى عليه السلام في القرن الرابه الميلادي بعد انهيار الامبراطورية الرومانية الغربية على يد القبائل الجرمانية و بعد ظهور دول كفرنسا و انجلترا و اسبانيا استخدموا هذه النظرية ليعطوا شيئا من الشرعية للملوك و ال [...]

    10. Tabor is chair of religious studies at the University of North Carolina. He uncovers the family of Jesus that has been hidden by time and early Christianity. Excellent interpretation that takes us closer to the truth of Jesus, his family and movement.

    11. This non-fiction book was a great story of the historical Jesus. I discovered much about the time he lived and the people he loved, but I especially was enthralled with John the Baptist and his influence on Jesus.

    12. The basic theme of the book is that Jesus was not the son of God. He was a man who wanted to find a way to get rid of the Romans.Some of the main points of the book:The Shroud of Turin is a fake and dates to 1300 AD.It discusses the burial box of James, the brother of Jesus.Roman leaders wanted to wipe out anyone who was considered of the House of David. Both Jesus and Mary were of that lineage.Mary, the woman who ended up the wife of Joseph, was pregnant before they ever got married or had rela [...]

    13. This had some interesting information about new discoveries and that was good.However, when it comes to 'new interpretations' or any interpretations at all of ancient history, it all boils down to ifs piled on maybes, behind possiblies and probablies and there isn't much to be done about that since the likelihood is that we will never know for sure. His suppositions are sometimes thinly based in any solid evidence but are good reading if you like books that make you wonder and say Hmmmm . . . .

    14. Mostly rubbish. What I expected from the book takes maybe 30-40%. The historical and geographical background is great, but the rest is sensationalism. The author admits most of it is speculation and he artfully uses the passages that suit his theory.

    15. Run a Google search for "the historical Jesus" and you end up with more than 650,000 results. But the search for a historical Jesus itself isn't anything new. In fact, not only did it start in the 18th Century, but Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Schweitzer published his classic work, The Quest of the Historical Jesus, in 1906.[return][return]If anything, popular interest in Christianity's origins has grown over the last several years with the success and attendant news coverage of Dan Brown's T [...]

    16. I "read" this one on audio book to occupy my 6 hour drive to Kearney, Nebraska. Written by a scholar of biblical studies from the University of Chicago, this author unpacks and separates the historical Jesus from the theological Jesus. The exercise, he admits, may cause offense to some readers. Dr. Tabor warns throughout the book that an historical analysis brings with it certain assumptions and rules that must be followed - namely that babies are born with both a mother and a father, and a pers [...]

    17. This is a fascinating, engaging, and well-written investigation into the historical life of Jesus Christ. The author produced a very responsible and respectful hypothesis into the life of Jesus, his message, and what followed his death. He makes it clear that his theories are based on the removal of theological context, and he tries - at all points - to place Jesus in a historical context, in essence making him a man of his place and time, with all that that would entail. I found it to be a very [...]

    18. If you really want to find a starting point focusing on the historical Jesus, then this is the book for you. Written by Dr. James Tabor, The Jesus Dynasty opens the door to some of the most current historical findings about Jesus and his disciples (including the discovery of a tomb with ossuaries that could be linked to Jesus' family.)Be warned, however, that an open mind about the myths surrounding Jesus is most likely required when reading this book. Tabor mixes some pretty solid historical fa [...]

    19. Book Description from 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 th [...]

    20. The author includes a lot of interesting information about early Christian history, and attempts to build a different picture of Jesus based on the archeological record. I was interested in what the author had to say despite the fact that his view of what happened is just about opposite from the Catholic teaching I was raised with. He points out that most modern-day Christians follow Paul more than they follow Christ and I am inclined to think that he is correct on this point. If Jesus were just [...]

    21. Great read, powerful information in understanding the motivations of Jesus as a Jew of his time, of the line of David from both his mother Marium and father Joseph's lines. Cousin to John the Baptizer, of the line of Aaron. They believed themselves to be the rightful earthly king and priest twin messiahs that would bring about the lord Yahweh's coming to earth to drive out Isreal's oppressors and bring about the Kingdom of God on earth and the reunion of the twelve tribes. After John and Jesus' [...]

    22. The Jesus Dynasty by James D. Tabor, religion professor at University of North Carolina, is a fascinating, eye-opening book about the life of Jesus and what we can glean about his true teachings from specific books in the Bible. Tabor follows Jesus as he becomes an apocalyptic preacher in a movement started by John the Baptist. Tabor clearly makes the case that the religious beliefs of Jesus, his brother James, and John the Baptist, are different from that of the future Christian teachings of Pa [...]

    23. Informative. Enlightening. Provocative. Dr. James D. Tabor is chair of the Dept. of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and is an expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls and Christian origins. He has studied the earliest surviving documents of Christianity for more than 30 years and participated in important archaelogical excavations in Israel. This book presents a reconstruction of the life of Jesus, his family and the Jerusalem Nazarenes. It is chock-full of historical a [...]

    24. I had no issue with the subject matter explored in this book, such as Trabor's theories around the paternity of Jesus or role of John the Baptist. I did, however, have issues with the way he presented his supporting evidence. He was dealing in possibility, but he presented it as probability. He would leap from "hey, this was a common name for Romans soldiers in the area" to "THIS COULD BE THE TOMB OF JESUS' HUMAN FATHER" without documenting compelling evidence. Maybe the evidence is there, but i [...]

    25. At times I found this book frustratingly conjectural--how do we even know these people existed at all? But the interweaving details must come from somewhere. The story is compelling. It must have heavily influenced Reza Aslan's more recent (and more readable) book. Towards the end I find it as engaging as a novel.I wish I shared the author's hopes that this historical view of Jesus and his early followers would bring peace and understanding to the three big monotheisms that find themselves in pe [...]

    26. So the Christianity that we know in the West and elsewhere is not the teaching of Jesus and his family, his brothers, that succeeded him. What we have is the teaching of Paul, who never knew Jesus, but invented a story that makes the resurrected Jesus into the son of God, and that salvation is comes to those who believe this. The original teaching was not about salvation by faith, but by working to be able to do good. This book is very interesting because it is based on the archaeological discov [...]

    27. john tabor explores the possible years of jesus's life from birth to death and beyond. this book examines the human jesus as a jew, a family man and a self proclaimed messenger of god. it was interesting to find out that jesus had a whole entourage of brothers that were blotted out by christianity (mostly paul - the 13th prophet? the false one jesus spoke of perhaps?) anyway, i'm not too religious myself and this offered a fresh angle unswamped with christian dogma. sounds like jesus and his fam [...]

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