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The Mystery of the Last Supper: Reconstructing the Final Days of Jesus
Humphreys, Colin J.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011 pp. xiii + 244. $24.99


Description: For hundreds of years, we thought we knew what happened during Jesus' last days. Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are not only observed by Christians around the world, but are also recognized in calendars and by non-practitioners as commemorating the true timeline of events in the life of Christ. But apparent inconsistencies in the gospel accounts of Jesus' final week have puzzled Bible scholars for centuries. In The Mystery of the Last Supper, Colin Humphreys uses science to reveal the truth about Jesus' final days. Reconciling conflicting Gospel accounts and scientific evidence, Humphreys reveals the exact date of the Last Supper in a definitive new timeline of Holy Week.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Johannine Literature, John, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Early Church Origins

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Review by Mary J. Marshall
Published 6/10/2012
Citation: Mary J. Marshall, review of Colin J. Humphreys, The Mystery of the Last Supper: Reconstructing the Final Days of Jesus, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


Review by David A. Fiensy
Published 6/10/2012
Citation: David A. Fiensy, review of Colin J. Humphreys, The Mystery of the Last Supper: Reconstructing the Final Days of Jesus, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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