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Christians and the Holy Places: The Myth of Jewish-Christian by Joan E. Taylor

By Joan E. Taylor

This publication is an in depth exam of the literature and archaeology concerning particular websites (in Palestine, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Memre, Nazareth, Capernaum, and in other places) and the zone quite often. Taylor contends that the origins of those holy locations and the phenomenon of Christian pilgrimage could be traced to the emperor Constantine, who governed over the japanese Empire from 324. He contends that few areas have been truly actual; an important actual website being the cave (not backyard) of Gethsemane, the place Christ was once most likely arrested. greatly illustrated, this full of life new examine an issue formerly shrouded in obscurity should still curiosity scholars in students in more than a few disciplines.

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T he case of the Domi nus Flevit ossuar ies demonstrates th e mann er in which Bagalli and , soo n after him, Testa, would approac h a wide varie ty of archaeo log ical data . A n importa nt fealure of Baga tti 's aim was to tint! on the oss uaries definite sy mbol s which mig ht ill uminate the tho ughl of the 'JewishChr istian ' ch urch of Jud aea, which he was sure ex isted fro m the first to the fourth cent ury. , J~ Ibid . 93-4. Jl Ibid . 1)4 . ; ( 1()58). lig . 17 . Ihid. 178-9. ( 11)84-5),49.

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