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The Final Days of Jesus


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Shimon Gibson is a British-born, world-renowned archaeologist who completed his Ph.D. on ancient landscapes in the Levant at the Institute of Archaeology, University College, London. Specialising in the Holy Land, Gibson is the author of more than 100 research articles and the co-author of two scientific monographs on the antiquities of Jerusalem. Gibson is also the co-editor of the Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land and the editor of The Illustrated Dictionary and Concordance of the Bible. Gibson is a Senior Associate Fellow at the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, and an Adjunct Professor of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During the past twenty years he has conducted numerous excavations and field surveys in different parts of Israel. He was the head of the Research and Scientific Reports Department of the Israel Antiquities Authority from 1995 to 1999.


"Shimon Gibson, an archaeologist with many years of experience working in Israel, presents an up-to-date and credible description of discoveries relating to Jesus' last days. Gibson synthesizes evidence from archaeology and the New Testament to craft a clear and enjoyable account."--Jodi Magness, Professor of Early Judaism, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"A well-written guide to the archaeology behind Jesus' death and burial, written by one of Jerusalem's finest archaeologists."--Jonathan L. Reed, author of the HarperCollins Visual Guide to the New Testament
"Gibson's book punctures fourth century mythology with first century evidence drawn from intimate knowledge of the great city of Jerusalem. Gibson's background in landscape archaeology and his analyses of the physical evidence...combine to provide a provocative series of observations and insights."--Herb Krosney, author of The Lost Gospel: The Quest for the Gospel of Judas Iscariot
"For over 25 years, Gibson, a distinguished archaeologist, has excavated in and near Jerusalem's walls. The book, directed to a wide audience, is rigorously scientific, and frequently brilliant. It is a must read for all Jews and Christians who are curious about Jesus and his final fateful week in Jerusalem."--James H. Charlesworth, George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, Princeton University
"An expert archaeologist's valuable insights on the final days of Jesus."--Geza Vermes, FBA, University of Oxford, author of JESUS THE JEW and THE PASSION

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