PW Interview: New Book Reframes Trial of Jesus
For Publishers Weekly, I interviewed an Israeli author who rethinks the trial of Jesus. He presents an evidence-based case that Jesus was the victim not of Christian-Jewish conflict, but rather an internal Jewish one. He hopes his book leads to Jewish-Christian reconciliation. A couple thousand years ago, a trial was held at night during Passover. That was highly irregular. The defendant was Jesus, and the hearing was conducted by a minority sect within Judaism. “I can tell, in my discussions with the students, there is still work to be done with regard to this issue of blaming the Jewish people for crucifying Jesus,” says the author, Israel Knohl. “If my book can improve that in some way, I would be happy.”
Read the full story in Publishers Weekly.