Jesus of Nazareth: Archaeologists Retracing the Footsteps of Christ
After the best-selling archaeological biography Mary of Nazareth, Michael Hesemann sets out once again for the Holy Land, this time seeking traces of perhaps the most mysterious figure in human history: Jesus of Nazareth, whom Christians believe to be the Son of God, the Messiah.
In Jesus of Nazareth, Hesemann walks the streets of Israel in order to put historical, archaeological, geographical, and scriptural research on Jesus to the test. Bible in hand, he takes readers on a stunning tour through the places Jesus lived, worked, and suffered—Bethlehem, Nazareth, Capernaum, Jerusalem—to give a concrete and colorful sense of the historical Jesus and the world he knew.
Along the way, archaeologists reveal to Hesemann a host of little-known discoveries, from the apostles' boat to Herod's palace to what might be the sites of Jesus' miracles. This book brings readers face-to-face with the mystery of the Incarnation—a God who, if Scripture is right, became man and lived among us. Pack your bag and follow closely as Michael Hesemann retraces the footsteps of Jesus of Nazareth.
Softcover, 322 pages
First of all, this is a great quality book that feels nice to the touch. As the sub-title suggests, the author re-traces the footsteps of Jesus and presents evidence of archaeological finds that not only shows the life of Jesus, and those connected to Him, but also documents the history of that time period. Using his painstaking research, he is able to put together timelines, and refute some common theories, whilst also reinforcing those facts we already believe to be true. A great read and one which I couldn't put down!