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Cave of John the Baptist
By Shimon Gibson

The Cave of John the Baptist

The Stunning Archaeological Discovery That Has Redefined Christian History

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Cave of John the Baptist by Shimon Gibson

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The first archaeological evidence of the historical reality of the Gospel story. From a historical point of view, the uniqueness of this cave is that it contains archaeological evidence that comes to us from the very time of the personalities and events described in the Gospels. For here is the largest ritual bathing pool ever found in the Jerusalem area, and found in the village where John the Baptist was born, showing unmistakable signs of ritual use in the first century AD. Also in the cave is the earliest ever Christian art, depicting John the Baptist as well as the three crosses of the crucifixion. By using the forensic techniques available to the modern archaeologist, Gibson and his international team have been able to draw information from the drawings, pottery, coins, bones, remains of ritual fire and pieces of cloth found in the cave and match these up with the contemporary literary sources. This is a unique opportunity to build up a picture of the very first Christians, how they lived and even what they believed. As Gibson writes: " "By fitting together the new archaeological facts with the historical information available (and sometimes buried) in scholarly literature, I believe I am able to throw an amazing amount of light on the personality and mission of John the Baptist. Who was he? Where did he come from? What were his beliefs and what was the baptism all about?"" "From the Hardcover edition."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780385503488
ISBN-10: 0385503482
Format: Paperback / softback
(223mm x 133mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Image Books
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Shimon Gibson

Dr. Shimon Gibson is a field archaeologist working in Israel and Palestine. He is currently in charge of excavations on Mount Zion. "From the Hardcover edition."

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