"Christianity cannot survive unless this book can be refuted.
"By proving scientifically that Nazareth was uninhabited at the time of Jesus of Nazareth
and his family were supposed to be living there, Salm strikes the Achilles' heel of a very popular
god. We know the Wizard of Oz is not real, since we know there never was a Land of Oz.
Because of this exhaustive archaeological investigation, we now know that Jesus of Nazareth
also is a literary fiction.
"Apologists and all other professional Christians are going to be out of work unless
they can disprove this book-- or find a way to suppress it."
Frank R. Zindler.
Sure to upset biblical inerrantists and conservative pundits alike, The Myth of Nazareth: The Invented
Town of Jesus presents convincing archaeological evidence that the town of Nazareth was not settled
until after the First Jewish War -- around 70 CE. In this book researcher Rene Salm proves
that a core element of the Jesus story was an invention of the evangelists who wrote the
gospels towards the end of the first century CE -- as it turns out, at the same time the village
of Nazareth was coming into being.
Requiring eight years of painstaking research, the Myth of Nazareth surveys the archaeological
record of the Nazareth basin from the Stone Age until modern times. It guides the reader through
a stunning odyssey of discovery -- one which exposes not only the true history of the site but also
a scandalous history of evidentiary suppression reaching back into Early Christian times.