Issue 59 Life & Times of Jesus of Nazareth

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The Life & Times of Jesus of Nazareth: Did You Know?

Facts, both fascinating and little-known about Jesus and his times.

the Editors

From the Editor — What History Can, and Cannot, Do

About all the discipline of history can do is marshal enough evidence to show that it is reasonable to trust the story the Gospels tell.

Mark Galli

Walking with Jesus

Putting the issue in context.

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Primary Sources

What type of history do the four Evangelists tell, and what does it reveal about Jesus?

Ben Witherington III

Crisis in the Middle East

Ethnic and religious tensions ran high in Jesus’ day too.

Craig A. Evans

The Place of Prayer

What exactly took place in a synagogue service?

John McRay

The Life & Times of Jesus of Nazareth: Christian History Map — Getting Physical

The geography that shaped the world—and world-view—of first-century Jews.

Ted Olsen

On the Road

The inns and outs of travel in first-century Palestine.

Merilyn Hargis

The Life & Times of Jesus of Nazareth: A Gallery — Select Circle

What do we know about those closest to Jesus?

Stephen Miller

What Happened to Jesus’ ‘Brothers'?

The post-Gospel lives of the disciples.

Stephen Miller

Fishers of Fish

The maritime life of Jesus’ headquarters in Galilee.

Gary M. Burge

Mistrial of the Millennium

How those in power bent the rules to ensure the outcome.

Craig S. Keener

The Scandal of the Grave

Jesus’ humiliation didn’t end at the cross.

Byron R. McCane

Interview — Galilean Rabbi or Universal Lord?

Despite earlier failings, the quest for the historical Jesus still matters.

N.T. Wright

The Life & Times of Jesus of Nazareth: Recommended Resources

More resources on the life and times of Jesus Christ.

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