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Dr Adam Bradford believes he has discovered a significant new insight into Jesus Christ. In "The Jesus Discovery" he explains why he believes that Jesus was not an unschooled peasant preacher, as many depict him. Instead, he claims that Jesus came from a middle class family and would have been schooled in Jerusalem's top school of Rabbis. This, he says, explains how the religious authorities treated him before and after his trial.
Is there evidence for this view, and what difference would it make if it were true?
New Testament Scholar David Instone-Brewer debates the evidence with Adam.
For "The Jesus Discovery" website http://www.thejesusdiscovery.com/
To order the book http://www.templehouse-publishing.com/books.htm
For David Instone-Brewer see http://www.tyndale.cam.ac.uk/index.php?page=david-instone-brewer
For his work on divorce & remarriage see http://www.instonebrewer.com/divorceremarriage/
For more Christian theological debates visit http://www.premier.org.uk/unbelievable or get the MP3 podcast http://ondemand.premier.org.uk/unbelievable/AudioFeed.aspx or via Itunes
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