This fascinating work, by two biblical scholars and archaeologists,
one Christian and one Jewish, is neither a life of Jesus nor a
guidebook to Israel, but an attempt to combine the two. Although it
has the form of a dictionary, with entries in alphabetical order,
it can be read like a book, and will prove invaluable for the
general reader, ...
Christian communities flourished during late antiquity in a
Zoroastrian political system, known as the Iranian Empire, that
integrated culturally and geographically disparate territories from
Arabia to Afghanistan into its institutions and networks. Whereas
previous studies have regarded Christians as marginal, insular, and
often persecuted ...