About this book
These are the three defining episodes in the life of Jesus, forming the foundations of Christian tradition. But what is the truth behind these epoch-making events? Drawing on New Testament, Jewish documents and sources from classical literature, Vermes works to separate fact from fiction.
Examines the circumstances surrounding the miraculous birth of Jesus, from the prophetic star to Herod's murderous decree; looks afresh at the arrest, trial and execution of this Jewish charismatic; and, finally analyses Jesus' crucifixion and the subsequent sightings of him by his disciples.