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

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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?)

Table of Contents

List of Plates
List of Figures
List of Maps
Abbreviations
1The Bagatti-Testa Hypothesis1
2Jewish-Christians in Palestine?18
3The Distribution of Religious Groups in Palestine AD 135 to 32448
4Mamre86
5Bethlehem96
6Golgotha113
7Eleona143
8Caves and Tombs157
9The Bethany Cave, Gethsemane, and the Tomb of the Virgin180
10Zion207
11Nazareth221
12Capernaum268
13The Evolution of Christian Holy Places295
Conclusion333
References342
Index373

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