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On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt by Richard Carrier http://www.amazon.com/dp/1909697494/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_wCI4tb1YGZKFB

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Judea or Judæa (/dʒuːˈdiː.ə/;[1] from Hebrew: יהודה‎, Standard Yehuda Tiberian, Arabic: يهودية‎, Yahudia, Greek: Ἰουδαία, Ioudaía; Latin: IVDÆA) is the biblical name of the mountainous southern West Bank.[2][3] The name originates from the biblical tribe of Judah and associated Kingdom of Judah, which the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia dated from 934 until 586 BCE.[4] The name of the region continued to be incorporated through the Babylonian conquest, Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman periods

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Very interesting account of the culture of the Roman Empire at the time of Christ. Written from a more historical than spiritual perspective.

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Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem

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"You don't believe the Bible because it was written by men? Tell me who wrote all your text books." And go ahead and trash all other literature as this "book" is the most-historically-accurate and verified of all books.

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An Original Depiction of Jesus, ca 100-400 A.D., Roman catacombs. The Christian catacombs are extremely important for the history of Early Christian art, as they contain the great majority of examples from before about 300AD, in fresco and sculpture, as well as gold glass medallions.

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