The Cave of John the Baptist: The First Archaeological Evidence of the Historical Reality of the Gospel Story
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Cave of John the Baptist: The First Archaeological Evidence of the Historical Reality of the Gospel Story

3.0 of 5 stars 3.00  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The first archaeological evidence of the historical reality of the Gospel story.

From a historical point of view, the uniqueness of this cave is that it contains archaeological evidence that comes to us from the very time of the personalities and events described in the Gospels. For here is the largest ritual bathing pool ever found in the Jerusalem area, and found in the v...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published October 18th 2005 by Image (first published April 27th 2004)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 53)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Richard Reviles Censorship Always in All Ways
Self-congratulatory little man digs up some caves in the non-oily parts of the Middle East, relies on folk tales and medieval credulity to tie them to a major Biblical figure, and signs a book contract. The end.

Except it isn't. He witters on for 326pp about his amazing finds and his astonishing insights and his startling conclusions, and they're all pretty sketchily supported from what I can tell, and subject to other interpretations. And that's the kind of sentence he writes, too.

I study Christ...more
Paul
This sometimes rambling account of an archaeological dig, along with side-trips and speculations on the life and teachings of John the Baptist, mostly delivers the goods.

I came across this book while researching the history of baptism, and knew right away I wanted to read it. I'm glad that I have, even though not all parts of the book were equally interesting to me. There is a lot of material here on things I found tangential, such as descriptions of churches dedicated to John the Baptist and a...more
Nathan
This book was a total impulse buy for me and I am glad that I did it. It is equal parts travel log, regional history, personal journal of the archeologist and theory about the site itself. If you are at all interested in the history of the holy land, this book is quite enjoyable.
Pete daPixie
Shimon Gibson has quite a depth of archaeological involvement in Israel. Very Taboresque interpretation of NT. No King Tut's tomb this, but with a very interesting history.
Alison
Very interesting. I learned a lot and but it also gave me more questions than answers (which is a good thing). It was a bit dry in parts though.
Ralphz
Ralphz marked it as to-read
Jul 27, 2014
Daniel
Daniel marked it as to-read
Dec 24, 2013
Brian Taylor
Brian Taylor marked it as to-read
Dec 14, 2013
Mark Lacy
Mark Lacy marked it as to-read
Dec 27, 2013
William Debruin
William Debruin marked it as to-read
Oct 29, 2013
Barbara
Barbara marked it as to-read
May 05, 2013
Jesse
Jesse marked it as to-read
Apr 20, 2013
Kyle Sessions
Kyle Sessions marked it as to-read
Jan 12, 2013
Mary Jane
Mary Jane marked it as to-read
Dec 08, 2012
Todd Ryan
Todd Ryan marked it as to-read
Dec 01, 2012
Nathan Zimmermann
Nathan Zimmermann marked it as to-read
Sep 29, 2012
Nathan Zimmermann
Nathan Zimmermann marked it as to-read
Sep 29, 2012
Cliff Davis
Cliff Davis marked it as to-read
Sep 12, 2012
Rey
Rey marked it as to-read
Aug 15, 2012
Ronda
Ronda marked it as to-read
Aug 09, 2012
Dee
Dee added it
Jun 24, 2012
Nini
Nini added it
Jun 20, 2012
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
596582
Shimon Gibson is a British-born archaeologist working in Jerusalem, where he is currently a Senior Associate Fellow at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research. He has an appointment as adjunct Professor of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Gibson undertook his academic studies at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, where he also compl...more
More about Shimon Gibson...
The Final Days of Jesus: The Archaeological Evidence The Cave of John the Baptist: The Stunning Archaeological Discovery That Has Redefined Christian History The Final Days of Jesus The Final Days of Jesus The Final Days of Jesus

Share This Book