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Did not learn as much as anticipated, almost more footnotes than text.Published 1 month ago by roadsterman
An interesting and easy read, but the author is frustrating in his views. It does help picture the world that Jesus lived in.Published 3 months ago by M. Teske
I found it to be a compelling book and would recommend it to anyone with an interest in ancient history.Published 3 months ago by Kathleen Meyn
Life in year one provides the historical context on what daily life was like in the 1st century Palestine under the Roman Empire control, from 5 BC (which is believed to be the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by edsetiadi
The author, Scott Korb, is obviously a syncretist, meaning that he argues ("argue" in the sense of argument via civilized discussion, not emotion) that common ground between faiths... Read morePublished 12 months ago by herbert e briggs
There are great idea books.
And there are well written books.
Sometimes the two come together to create a book that is both well written and a delight to... Read more
Like many others here, I too found Korb's misuse of footnotes infuriating. In the first 75 pages there must be an average of two footnotes per page, as often as not feeble and... Read morePublished 13 months ago by William R. Lonergan
This is an oddly frustrating book. An interesting subject, there are real gems here, but these gems are buried in junk observations and silly self-referential footnotes. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Stepping on Cracks
Just wanted to add my voice to those of the many who have already pointed out: (1) the annoying character of Korb's feeble stabs at humor, often embedded in inane footnotes; (2)... Read morePublished 17 months ago by CPT