A lot has been said and written about Jesus of Nazareth, a figure that is still shrouded in mystery despite all the research which has been done over decades. He has been studied from various points of view and through different prisms: his divine nature, Jesus – the man, his family and blood ties, and so on. Now authors Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, who have also written two other bestselling books, “Killing Lincoln” and “Killing Kennedy,” bring you their latest nonfiction work, “Killing Jesus: A History.”
This book is a biography that presents the events leading to the Nazarene’s death. Although some may wrongly believe that “Killing Jesus” is a religious work, the authors have refrained from expressing any claims on the authenticity of religious teachings and from talking about their own beliefs. For example, the miracles performed by Jesus and his resurrection are mentioned by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, but they do not state whether these events really happened or not.
In writing “Killing Jesus,” the authors have relied on the gospels for information regarding Jesus’s life. A few chapters of the book focus on other major figures of that era, such as Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, and Tiberius. A short, yet informative history of Rome is included herein, along with brief presentations of the lives of some well-known personalities – for example, Pontius Pilate and the Herods.
Both authors are successful men with a broad range of interests. Apart from being the author of several number-one bestselling books, Bill O'Reilly is the anchor of one of the highest-rated TV shows, The O'Reilly Factor, and he also writes a syndicated newspaper column. Historian Martin Dugard is the New York Times bestselling author of several historical books. One of his works, “Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone,” has caught the attention of History Channel producers, being adapted into one of their specials.
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