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The Emmaus Mystery By Carsten Peter Thiede

The Emmaus Mystery by Carsten Peter Thiede

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For centuries scholars have tried to work out where Emmaus was: in other words, where the risen Christ walked, ate, and revealed himself. This is a thrilling piece of historical and archaeological construction from historian Carsten Peter Thiede and journalist Matthew d'Ancona.

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The Emmaus Mystery: Discovering Evidence for the Risen Christ by Carsten Peter Thiede

A modern day detective story of finding out where Emmaus was: where the Risen Christ walked. Here is a brilliant piece of archaeological reconstruction to solve the problem and dazzle readers in the process. For centuries scholars have tried to work out where Emmaus was. Where, in other words, the risen Christ walked, ate and revealed himself. It is a crucial location in the map of Christian belief, and one of the great missing links of Christian archaeology, which has foxed excavators and biblical detectives for more than a millennium and a half. Where is the true site of the astonishing event recorded by St Luke? There are many sites that claim to be the original one, all with their own souvenir business and plenty to lose. Three suggested sites have been put forward. Emmaus-Nicopolis, which is too far from Jerusalem to fit the story and was a regional capital rather than a village. Emmaus-Aby Gosh, which the crusaders believed to be the true site but was not called Emmaus in the First Century AD and must be, ruled out. Finally Emmaus El Qubeibe, which was favoured by the Franciscans as the true site after the Fifteenth Century but again, was not called Emmaus in the First century. The trail went cold long ago, or so it seemed. Now Thiede has produced his most dramatic find to date. His work remains highly confidential and will cause a storm in the archaeological world when it is disclosed. The lost site of Emmaus is rising once again from the soil. This extraordinary book will astonish readers.

About Carsten Peter Thiede

Carsten Peter Thiede is one of the most prolific, controversial and acclaimed historians of the Early Church. He has published The Jesus Papyrus and The Quest for the True Cross. Matthew d'Ancona is deputy editor of The Sunday Telegraph

Table of Contents

The three sites proposed so far. On the trail. Josephus. The Jewish Mishna. The dig- roof tiles. Linguistic analysis. The wealthy village of Emmaus.

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The Emmaus Mystery: Discovering Evidence for the Risen Christ by Carsten Peter Thiede
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