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By Joan E. Taylor

This booklet is a close exam of the literature and archaeology referring to particular websites (in Palestine, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Memre, Nazareth, Capernaum, and in other places) and the sector in most cases. Taylor contends that the origins of those holy locations and the phenomenon of Christian pilgrimage might be traced to the emperor Constantine, who governed over the jap Empire from 324. He contends that few areas have been truly actual; crucial genuine website being the cave (not backyard) of Gethsemane, the place Christ was once most likely arrested. generally illustrated, this vigorous new examine an issue formerly shrouded in obscurity may still curiosity scholars in students in various disciplines.

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