A provocative study that argues that the biblical characters of Jesus and David should be viewed not as historical figures, but as embodiments of Babylonian, Egyptian, and Near Eastern mythology.
Thomas L. Thompson is the author of Early History of the Israelite People and The Bible in History- How Writers Create a Past. He currently teaches in the prestigious Biblical Studies programme of the University of Copenhagen. He lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.
"An important work... For those of us interested in the Bible, there are innumerable insights and understandings" -- Peter Burnett * Scotsman * "Stimulating, controversial" * The Good Book Guide * "Thompson transforms the way we see the Bible" * Observer *