Goodreads asked Robert J. Hutchinson:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Robert J. Hutchinson I was reading some amazing books by Jewish scholars about Jesus of Nazareth -- radical re-examinations of scholarly ideas that are more than a century old -- and I thought, "You don't see ANY of this in the media. The media are presenting as 'new' ideas that are actually obsolete and which have been superseded by more recent discoveries." I decided to tell this story, of how recent discoveries are forcing scholars to re-examine what they thought they knew about Jesus and his times, for a popular audience. That is how I came to write, Searching for Jesus: New Discoveries in the Quest for Jesus of Nazareth.

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