Monday, November 2, 2009

Review in Interpretation

The latest issue of the journal Interpretation, 63.4 (Oct 2009), includes a review of The Burial of Jesus: History and Faith (on p.426).

If your library has a subscription to either the Gale Group database or Highbeam, you can probably read the review already. If not, you may have to wait until it makes it into other databases or until the print copy gets processed and appears on the shelf.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Dead and Buried

John Shuck has kindly offered a short review of my book, The Burial of Jesus, over on his blog. What more appropriate day could there be for this than today?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Craig Evans on Jesus' Dishonorable Burial

I've been reading mainly the second chapter of the recent book by Craig Evans and Tom Wright, Jesus, the Final Days: What Really Happened. One chapter each is devoted to the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. While the volume is not without its shortcomings, I am appreciateive of Evans' articulation of a persuasive argument for the likelihood of Jesus having been buried (with appropriate citation of evidence for the importance of burial in the Judaism of this time), and the likelihood that the burial was in a tomb reserved for executed criminals, i.e. a place of dishonorable burial (p.64). I make a similar argument in The Burial of Jesus: History and Faith.

Monday, February 9, 2009