The quest for the historical Nazareth

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One of the critical issues when pursuing historical Jesus research has been to distinguish the voice print of one man (Jesus) from the larger crowd (Second Temple Judaism) at the time. Historians always find it easier to describe movements than individuals, places rather than events, technologies rather than artifacts. For that reason, searching for the historical Nazareth may be an easier task than the quest for the historical Jesus.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBethsaida in archaeology, history, and ancient culture
Subtitle of host publicationA festschrift in honor of John T. Greene
EditorsJ Harold Ellens
Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne, UK
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9781443853644
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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