on 26 May 1999
It is easy to overlook the fact that Jesus was a pious Galilean Jew during the First Century. Anyone interested in the "historical Jesus" must keep that in mind. Professor Sanders does not discuss Jesus very much in this book (for that, see his excellent "Historical Figure of Jesus") Rather, he shows us what life was like for most Jews in Palestine during this time. Sanders makes this time and place come vividly alive.