The video speaks for itself, really — however, if you need another’s opinion, go here. There, in a few words, so many things wrong with Bill’s POV here, but Dr. Moss does a better job at attempting to get him to understand that any of us could. A fantastic job!
Sometimes O’Reilly includes two versions of the same story so that Jesus repeats the same action or says the same thing twice. In this book, Jesus overturned the moneychanger tables twice, for example. He really doesn’t like bureaucrats. On other occasions O’Reilly picks one particular Gospel (usually the longest version, rather than the earliest) and […]
The Fox News anchor explains in an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” that one night he awoke with the title of the book in his head. He says he believes he got that message from the Holy Spirit. via Bill O’Reilly: God Told Me To Write About Jesus. I mean, that is how it works, […]
Aaron Adair, the author of The Star of Bethlehem: A Skeptical View, takes issue with Bill and Martin’s take on the Star of Bethlehem, among other issues… See his review here: Bill O’Reilly is #killingjesus Scholarship–A Short Review | Fleeing Nergal, Seeking Stars.
Chapter 12 begins with the promise Jesus has but 6 days to live, appearing to use Luke as the primary source here, as the disciples pick only one colt, unlike the number of authors of this book. It is possible they are using C.S. Lewis (which brings to mind that maybe the source of this […]
Chapter 8 begins with the authors again dangling a carrot before us. There is a small amount of historical truth regarding the scene we think is familiar. I mean, people did go to the Temple during Passover. This time, instead of Luke, the authors decide to begin with John’s Gospel wherein the s0-called cleansing of […]
Did you know John the Baptizer proclaimed in his message “this Christ… will punish you in the more horrible manner possible?” This is the claim of the authors as they open chapter 6. Indeed, and that the real reason the tax collectors were despised is because they were “diverting Jewish money to a pagan king […]
Chapter 5, like chapter 4, is set in the scene of Luke 2, where Jesus is lost in the Temple. Here, the authors are able to craft an apocryphal story, based on what they assume is a historical one — and not one modeled by the author on one found in Josephus. They need this […]
Chapter 1 begins like well-written novels, describing a mad king bent on murdering any future rivals, or a novelistic accounting of the opening pages of Matthew and Luke. Most of this is benign and likely to be dramatized in the soon to appear National Geographic special on Killing Jesus. However, there seems to be a […]
This is the third book penned by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The previous two, Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy, both purport to be a factual account of the assassinations of two of the United State’s best known leaders. In actuality, they are both riddle with numerous historical and linear errors, so much so that […]