Saint Saul: a skeleton key to the historical Jesus by Donald Akenson PDF

By Donald Akenson

ISBN-10: 0773520902

ISBN-13: 9780773520905

In Saint Saul Donald Harman Akenson exhibits that the reply to the main power query in Christianity - What will we find out about the old Jesus? - is better present in the writings of a caustic itinerant preacher named Saul. Saul, the writer of the Epistles and recognized to Christians as Saint Paul, is the nearest factor we need to an immediate witness and our merely chance to come across Yeshua, as Jesus used to be recognized in his time, in whatever imminent the unique. Recreating a time wealthy with prophets, savants, and god-drunk enthusiasts, Akenson sifts the proof for and opposed to the old prestige of Saul and Yeshua and illuminates the situations that gave upward push to Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism.

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