Christian origins; Greco-Roman religions
James Tabor (Ph.D., Chicago, 1982) is a Professor of Christian Origins and Ancient Judaism in the Department of Religious Studies. Before coming to UNC Charlotte in 1989, he taught at the University of Notre Dame (1979-1985) and the College of William and Mary (1985-1989). In 1986 Tabor published his first book, based on his Chicago dissertation, Things Unutterable: Paul's Ascent to Paradise (University Press of America). In 1989 Dr. Tabor published, with co-author Arthur Droge, A Noble Death (Harper). Dr. Tabor is also the co-author, with Eugene Gallagher, of Why Waco? (University of California Press, 1995). His 2006 book, The Jesus Dynasty, published by Simon & Schuster was featured on ABC's Nightline & 20/20 as well as the cover of USNews&WorldReport.
Tabor's most recent books are The Jesus Discovery: The New Archaeological Find that Reveals the Birth of Christianity (with Simcha Jacobovici) and Paul and Jesus: How the Apostle Transformed Christianity (both with Simon & Schuster).
Tabor's complete Curriculum Vitae
New Testament; the relationships of Judaism, Christianity, and
Greco-Roman religions in the Hellenistic period; Dead Sea Scrolls
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