“Rex Weyler is a master journalist and storyteller, who brings us face to face with the Jesus who walked the earth, changed western civilization, and remains relevant to modern readers.”
John Izzo is the author of The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die (Barret-Koehler, 2008) and Second Innocence (Barret-Koehler, 2004).
Common sense tells us that Jesus was not a Christian; he was a Jew, but even this remains too simple. A peasant family in Galilee during the reign of emperor Tiberius might share blood and customs with neighbouring Canaanites, Samaritans, Phoenicians, Assyrians, and Aramaeans. The Galilean Jews spoke Aramaic more commonly than Hebrew, both Semitic languages related to Canaanite, Babylonian, and Arabic. More