|Plot Summary of Discoveries from the Time of Jesus|
|"Alan Millard is Reader in Hebrew at the University of Liverpool, an archaeologist, and author of several academic works. He here presents a popular account of a broad sample of historical sites and items from the Israel of the first century AD. Many good photographs and diagrams are backed up with explanations both concise and plain. This would make an excellent text for school study or general use. There are six sections. 1) Daily Life: eg, stone water jars such as they had at the Wedding at Cana; a five-man Galillean fishing boat. 2) Rulers of the Land: eg, the Herods; Pilate and the Romans; money and coins. 3) Religion: eg, The Jerusalem Temple; Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls. 4) Death and Burial: eg, The Tomb of Jesus?; the Turin Shroud. 5) Writers: Philo, Josephus, Romans, other Jews. 6) Gospel Records: eg, the oldest gospel texts; Finding the true text (textual criticism). There is a further reading list and an index. Some of the most basic things, such as the stone water jars and the explanation of why they had to be stone, are the most effective at bringing that century to life."
Michael JR Jose, Resident Scholar
|"This book is about archeology from the period and lands of the New Testament. It gives a cultural, historical, and archeological context for what is in the bible. "
Raymond Schwartz, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Discoveries from the Time of Jesus|
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Kind Of History
Time of history:
- Ancient Roman Era
- 0-1000 AD
- Bible Time!
History of religion?
- General Christians!
Subjects of this Historical Account
Religion? (if plays a major part)
Is the portrayal sympathetic?
Intelligence of subject of
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- almost none
If applicable, liberal/conservative?
- Historian is very moderate
- Historian is moderately conservative
How much gore?
- 1 ()
How fast-paced is the book?
- 5 ()
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel...
How much focus on stories of individuals?
- Focuses mostly on the people/nation level
How much romance?
- 1 ()
Minor characters feature lots of:
- blue collar types
Is this a kid's book?
- Ages 16-Adult
- A lot
- Necessary maps provided
Length of book
- 150-200 pages
How much emphasis on small details?
- 6 ()