NOTICE: For the updated and
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most recent book, Who
Wrote the Gospels? Why New Testament Scholars Challenge Church Traditions,
is now available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Hopefully connecting links
will soon be available.
seems to delight in a game of scholarly "gotcha." New York Times
Bible, Myth and History
site devoted to Gary Greenberg's popular and controversial writings about
biblical interpretation and related subjects. In addition to information
about his books, including book excerpts, you will also find some of his
published articles, papers delivered at conferences, some new articles just
for this site, and reading recommendations for people who want to learn more
about biblical and near eastern history.
What's New . . .
My Next Book, due early 2011 Who Wrote the Gospels? Why New Testament Scholars
Challenge Church Traditions.
I have been accepted as a fellow in
The Jesus Project,
a scholarly organization concerned with the historical issues related to the
existence of an historical Jesus.
U.S. News and World Report
has a special issue out devoted to Mysteries of the Bible. The article on
the location of the Garden of Eden briefly refers to my suggestion that Eden
was originally associated with the Egyptian city of Heliopolis (biblical
The Judas Brief
vigorous defense of the Palestinian Jews of Jesus' time . . . This
well-documented work . . . presents some interesting history and is
The book is very
accessible in terms of the manner in which it reads and is well-argued,
reflecting a revisionary examination of the ancient literature. It deals
head-on with many of the problems that have troubled scholars for years,
including the difficult and inconsistent stories of Judas Iscariot, the
involvement of Jewish authorities in Jesus' death, and the increasing
tendency of the gospel authors to find ways to exonerate Pilate.
__ April deConick, Rice University
101 Myths of the Bible
The topic may be controversial but the content is fascinating and thought
provoking. . . . This riveting and intelligent study has relevance to a wide
audience of biblical scholars. Todayís Librarian
Itís a riveting read thatís definitely
not for the biblically faint of heart.Florence,
This book will probably either strengthen your faith or cast it into doubt.
Just remember, thereís a reason its called faith. At any rate, it will make
for lively dinner table discussions.
The Moses Mystery
/The Bible Myth A
must read for those interested in biblical scholarship.
The Tennessee Tribune An
ingenious comparison of Biblical and Egyptian history.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Guaranteed
to raise hackles and lively debate . . . Sure to provoke challenge. -Denver
and valuable. KMT Magazine This
is an intriguing and controversial book, bound to add fuel to the still
smoldering debate between Afrocentrists and classicists over Africa's role
in the evolution of Western culture and civilization.
The Sins of King David
I heartily recommend this substantial volume . . .
Greenberg's book is a worthy addition to the library of first-rate and
challenging books on David.Prof. David Noel Freedman, Editor of the Anchor Bible Project
and the Anchor Bible Dictionary. Greenberg is able to separate
fact from biblical fiction Library Journal Gary Greenberg will make you think. He
might even make you angry. Green Bay Press-Gazette