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James Tabor

The Forgotten Brother of Jesus (Part 3)

Parts 1 & 2 are posted here and here. These were introduced by another post on “Another Comforter: The Forgotten Brother of Jesus” which you can read here. The disciples said to Jesus, “We know you will leave us. Who is going to be our leader then?” Jesus said to them, “No matter where you [...]...

The Forgotten Brother of Jesus (Part 1)

Today I begin a series of posts on “James the Just,” the largely forgotten brother of Jesus, following up on my post “Another Comforter: The Forgotten Brother of Jesus” on the missing key to understanding Christian origins.1 The disciples said to Jesus, “We know you will leave us. Who is going to be our leader then?” [...]...

Discover the Historical Jesus “From the Ground Up”

Discover the historical Jesus in a new way through The Jesus Discovery (only $6.45 paperback on Amazon–less than a Kindle, and brand new! It begins with the controversial Talpiot tombs (see “Does the Evidence Add Up?)but then uses that avenue to open up the whole forgotten world of the earliest Jesus movement, combining textual and [...]...

Mary–Mother of God or Jewish Mother of Seven?

Those engaged in the academic study of religions, and specifically the origins and development of early Christianity, draw a sharp distinction between what they call the historical Jesus and the “Christ” of Christian faith and devotion. How and when this transformation took place–from Jesus the itinerant messianic Jewish teacher and healer, to the preexistent, eternal, [...]...

Essays on John the Baptist: How Matthew Recasts His Markan Source (5)

In this new six part series I present responses to essays offered in my course at UNC Charlotte on “John the Baptist.” John is the most underrated figure in Christian tradition, rarely given his due as a messiah and inaugurator of the movement Jesus himself arose from. The responses are by my former student, Jeff Poplin, [...]...

The Forgotten Brother of Jesus (Part 2)

Subscribe to TaborBlog in the sidebar and don’t miss a single post Part 1 was posted here. If you missed it please go back and read this series of posts in sequence. Thus in ­Luke’s account in Acts, when James suddenly appears out of nowhere as leader of the Nazarene movement at the Jerusalem Council, [...]...

Biblical Controversies and Enigmas

I am most pleased to note that one of my most popular Biblical Archaeology Society Seminars is on sale for a limited time at 75% off! I am not sure how long this sale will last and I should point out none of us receive royalties for such lectures, so when we promote them it [...]...

One or Two Messiahs?–What Christians and Jews Have Overlooked

One of the ideas I explore and develop in my 2006 book, The Jesus Dynasty, was the notion of two Messiahs. I had no idea it would become sensational–much less controversial. It actually became headline news, with a cover story in USNews & World Report and special segments on ABC’s Good Morning America, 20/20, and [...]...

Essays on John the Baptist: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It? (6)

In this new six part series I present responses to essays offered in my course at UNC Charlotte on “John the Baptist.” John is the most underrated figure in Christian tradition, rarely given his due as a messiah and inaugurator of the movement Jesus himself arose from. The responses are by my former student, Jeff Poplin, [...]...

Essays on John the Baptist: Mark our Earliest Narrative Source (4)

In this new six part series I present responses to essays offered in my course at UNC Charlotte on “John the Baptist.” John is the most underrated figure in Christian tradition, rarely given his due as a messiah and inaugurator of the movement Jesus himself arose from. The responses are by my former student, Jeff Poplin, [...]...
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