Smithsonian - Unearthing the World of Jesus

For all those interested in archaeological developments pertaining to the Historical Jesus, this may be of interest to you.

Unearthing the World of Jesus

"Surprising archaeological finds are breaking new ground in our understanding of Jesus’s time—and the revolution he launched 2,000 years ago"

"a long line of (mostly Christian) theologians had sought to reinterpret the New Testament in a way that stripped Jesus of his Judaism...Archaeology showed once and for all that the people and places closest to Jesus were deeply Jewish. Craig A. Evans...says that the “most important gain” of the last few decades of historical Jesus research is a “renewed appreciation of the Judaic character of Jesus, his mission and his world.” The discoveries solidified the portrait of Jesus as a Jew preaching to other Jews. He was not out to convert gentiles..."

No comments: