Murder at Golgotha: A Scientific Investigation into the Last Days of Jesus's Life, His Death, and His Resurrection

Murder at Golgotha: A Scientific Investigation into the Last Days of Jesus's Life, His Death, and His Resurrection

by Ian Wilson
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Murder at Golgotha: A Scientific Investigation into the Last Days of Jesus's Life, His Death, and His Resurrection by Ian Wilson

"Intriguing and thought-provoking, Murder at Golgotha amounts to a latter-day Cold Case episode on a centuries-old event that has changed the lives of millions throughout the world."
---Booklist

"The most definitive recent study of the historical relic."
---The Dallas Morning News on The Shroud of Turin

"Wilson's outstanding study must surely be the most complete yet undertaken of the subject."
---Washington Post on The Shroud of Turin

"If you want a beautifully illustrated account of the sort of evidence that can be got from papyri, textual criticism, archaeology, and grammar concerning the founder of Christianity, you will find it in Wilson."
---The Spectator on Jesus: The Evidence

Murder at Golgotha approaches Jesus' crucifixion from the perspective of a crime scene investigator: What do we know is fact? What can be historically documented? What can we deduce may have happened?
Taking the popular CSI television dramas as inspiration, Murder at Golgotha is a direct reaction to Mel Gibson's much talked about movie The Passion of the Christ. Ian Wilson carefully assesses what can be known about Jesus' trial and crucifixion, as well as where art and the movies have gone astray in depicting them. He systemically deploys eyewitness testimony (that embodied in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), archaeology, history, and medical and forensic findings to unravel the truth surrounding the most famous murder in history.

Ian Wilson is a historian and writer whose many books include The Shroud of Turin, Jesus: The Evidence, Shakespeare: The Evidence, and The Blood and the Shroud. He lives with his wife, Judith Wilson, in Queensland, Australia.

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ISBN-13: 9780312366629
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/20/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Ian Wilson is a historian and writer whose many books include The Shroud of Turin, Jesus: The Evidence, Shakespeare: The Evidence, and The Blood and the Shroud. He lives with his wife, Judith Wilson, in Queensland, Australia.

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Murder at Golgotha: A Scientific Investigation into the Last Days of Jesus's Life, His Death, and His Resurrection 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
FrancescaFB More than 1 year ago
Although the focus of this text is to identify many inaccuracies of Mel Gibson’s 2004 film, Passion of the Christ, this book sifts through each phase of the Passion to objectively identify which facts can be proven through historic writings, mainly the four New Testament Gospels, which are based upon historical Jewish culture, laws, customs and tradition, and which were made solely for cinematic shock value. The Gospels should have been used by Gibson for a better historical resource. Much of the evidence provided in this text is taken from Matthew, Mark, and Luke, but mostly from John, and is also based upon information provided through prior examinations and photographs of the Shroud of Turin. Some questions posed in MURDER IN GOLGOTHA do go unanswered, but for the most, we are led CSI-style through the last four days of Jesus Christ’s mortal life. This is a compelling and captivating read, an active cold case, focused on the confirmed details of the torture and murder of Christ.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first book to effectively tackle the historical inaccuracies of Mel Gibson's Passion film of 2004. As great the film was, many come away with impressions that were sensationalized and modified for the cinematic experience. A fresh modern cultural CSI approach that debunks personal choices that Gibson used in his film as opposed to John's Gospel. A telling read for those interested in artistic depictions of Jesus life versus what The Gospels and other historical texts really tell us.