RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 852257871 LA English T1 ZEALOT : The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth A1 Aslan, Reza., YR 2013 SN 9781400069224 140006922X 9780812981483 0812981480 9780679603535 0679603530 AB This work presents a meticulously researched biography of Jesus that draws on biblical and historical sources to place his achievements and influence against the turbulent backdrop of his time. Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, the author sheds new light on one of history's most influential and enigmatic characters by examining Jesus Christ through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived: first-century Palestine, an age awash in apocalyptic fervor. Scores of Jewish prophets, preachers, and would-be messiahs wandered through the Holy Land, bearing messages from God. This was the age of zealotry, a fervent nationalism that made resistance to the Roman occupation a sacred duty incumbent on all Jews. And few figures better exemplified this principle than the charismatic Galilean who defied both the imperial authorities and their allies in the Jewish religious hierarchy.