In the Footsteps of Jesus
A Chronicle of His Life and the Origins of ChristianityBook - 2012
"Breathtaking photography and unique period artifacts complement fascinating text and specially created maps by National Geographic cartographers. In the Footsteps of Jesus not only illustrates the stories of Jesus's life, but also the characters and events that shaped his journey and ultimately made him one of the most famous figures the world has ever known. This compelling and beautiful book traces Jesus's path from Bethlehem to Nazareth; throughout his "mission triangle" of Lower Galilee and into the Decapolis; and ultimately on his journey to Jerusalem, the Garden of Gethsemane and Golgotha. Expertly crafted text describes what is known and speculated about Jesus's youth, life and work, while showing the larger events that combined to shape the world in which He lived. Both the text and sidebars describe the places in Jesus' world that can still be experienced by visitors, as well as key sites that have since disappeared but can be reconstructed by forensic means; what life was like in an agricultural society in 1st century Lower Galilee before the Jewish War; the omnipresent tension between Greco-Roman urban lifestyles and observant Jewish communiti
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2012.
Characteristics: 367 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ;,29 cm.