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The passion stories viewed with lawyers eye for detail,
This review is from: The Judas Brief: Who Really Killed Jesus? (Hardcover)
This book is a work of genius comparing each of the accounts given by the writers of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John of the events leading up to Jesus crucifiction. The author allows each gospel account to have its own voice rather then blurring them all together in an average. His detailed analysis picks out the variances & contradictions and shows the trends in the change of story between the earliest version of Mark to the latest of John. He demonstrates how the stories get progressively more anti semitic and how particularly in John you see the Jews almost spoken about as a foreign people to Jesus. This book revealed to me just how dim my own reading of the gospels had been. Whether or not you agree with the conclusions you will feel that you have listened to a truely great thinker.