James D. Tabor

James D. Tabor, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he has taught since 1989 and served as Chair from 2004-2014. He received his BA from Abilene Christian University in Greek and Bible, his M.A. from Pepperdine University in Religion, and his MA and PhD from the University of Chicago in in New Testament and Early Christian Literature. As a historian, his research interests have focused on the historical Jesus, Christian Origins and ancient Judaism. Tabor has also conducted fieldwork at a number of sites in Israel and Jordan including Qumran, site of the Dead Sea Scrolls and most recently an ongoing excavation in Jerusalem on Mt. Zion in Jerusalem, where Mary, the mother of Jesus spent most of her life.

Book titles in collaboration with Idea Architects

  • Paul and Jesus: How the Apostle Transformed Christianity
  • The Jesus Dynasty: The Hidden History of Jesus, His Royal Family, and the Birth of Christianity
  • The Jesus Discovery: The New Archaeological Find That Reveals the Birth of Christianity
  • The Lost Mary: How the Jewish Mother of Jesus Became the Virgin Mother of God - COMING SOON

The Lost Mary: How the Jewish Mother of Jesus Became the Virgin Mother of God

From the acclaimed and international bestselling author of The Jesus Dynasty and Professor of Religious studies, James Tabor Ph.D.’s The Lost Mary is the first search for the historical mother of Jesus, the most famous and least known woman in history. Tabor uses new archaeology and new textual discoveries to reveal that Mary had seven children by two husbands and was a powerful figure in the early Church. The Lost Mary offers a credible patrimony for Jesus, and presents her life and times in a vivid and compelling manner, using archaeological findings and little-known literary sources.

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