Book Review Friday
by Barbara Latta
In Killing Jesus, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard explore the behind the scenes events that led up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. As in their other “killing” books, they dig into facts and history little known to most people.
The political climate of Israel is examined in light of the country being under the rule of the Roman Empire. The authors go back to Julius Caesar and Cleopatra to give details of how Pontius Pilate was placed as procurator of the region.
While this is not a book for spiritual enlightenment, it does give a clearer picture of the attitudes of zealots, evil kings, and Pharisees and the power struggle behind them.