Zealot is an examination and analysis of the historical Jesus through the lens of his Jewish identity and within the context of the culture, politics and geography of his time period. This is an insightful, interesting, spellbinding, fascinating read. A scholar of religions, Aslan relies on his own translations of the original Greek and Hebrew of Biblical passages to illuminate the texts in his examination of the contemporary culture, geography, and politics as it would have been understood by those actually living it.
I highly recommend you check out this book the next time you visit the library.
--Reviewed by Ms. Angie