Christians and the Holy Places: The Myth of Jewish-Christian Origins

Christians and the Holy Places: The Myth of Jewish-Christian Origins

by Joan E. Taylor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198147856

ISBN-13: 9780198147855

Pub. Date: 05/01/1993

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book is a detailed examination of the literature and archaeology pertaining to specific sites (in Palestine, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Memre, Nazareth, Capernaum, and elsewhere) and the region in general. Taylor contends that the origins of these holy places and the phenomenon of Christian pilgrimage can be traced to the emperor Constantine, who ruled over the

Overview

This book is a detailed examination of the literature and archaeology pertaining to specific sites (in Palestine, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Memre, Nazareth, Capernaum, and elsewhere) and the region in general. Taylor contends that the origins of these holy places and the phenomenon of Christian pilgrimage can be traced to the emperor Constantine, who ruled over the eastern Empire from 324. He contends that few places were actually genuine; the most important authentic site being the cave (not Garden) of Gethsemane, where Christ was probably arrested. Extensively illustrated, this lively new look at a topic previously shrouded in obscurity should interest students in scholars in a range of disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198147855
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/01/1993
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.81(h) x 1.09(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

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