Thursday, January 23, 2014

Killing Jesus: A History

By Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard
294 pages

Killing Jesus is not a religious book but a historical writing on the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth. It places Jesus’ life within a fascinating historical background. The book also details information on Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Tiberius and Herod. It gives one a sense of everyday life as a Jewish follower under the oppressive Roman political government.

The publication ends with the crucifixion, burial and the discovery of the empty tomb three days later. As a follower of Christ, I found the historical background very insightful to understand the scriptures, in a new historical light. I enjoyed it greatly.

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