With Jesus in Jerusalem: His First and Last Days in Judea
The author Fr. Bargil Pixner is a Benedictine monk of the Dominion
Abbey in Jerusalem. He has lived in Israel for a quarter of a
century, half of it at the Sea of Galilee. Among his many
activities, he is responsible for introducing the Dominion Abbey's
theology students -- Catholic and Protestant -- to archeology and
Who was responsible for Jesus' death?
Recent excavations and discoveries shed new light on contemporary
groups such as Natzoreans, Essenes, Pharisees and Sadducees and
provide us with new understanding of the life around Jesus.
A special endeavor of the author and his community is the attempt
to redefine and renew the relationship between Christians and Jews,
based on tolerance and an understanding founded on knowledge of the
historical and spiritual background of Jesus' time. They
deliberately decided to have this book edited and published by an
Israeli publisher. This reflects a new approach that allows Jews to
see Jesus as a teacher and preacher, a son of their own people, and
Christians to view the Jewish people in a new spirit of openess.
Still, this book is a Christian interpretation of the life of
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