First it was the Josephus Code. Now I’m getting emails about Bill O’Reilly’s new book, Killing Jesus.

Let’s take a deep breath. O’Reilly’s book is just another book on Jesus written by someone who doesn’t know much about the academic study of the gospels. Neither O’Reilly nor his co-author are biblical scholars, so what should we expect?┬áThat’s about the nicest thing one can say after reading that O’Reilly thinks Jesus went to the cross over taxes. That’s astonishingly ignorant, especially coming from a Catholic. Nothing like using one’s political predilections as a hermeneutical tool (but that’s where the Gog = Russia nonsense derives from, too; plenty of hermeneutical twaddle out there in evangelical land).

Anyway, here are some reviews of O’Reilly’s book — mostly from people who know more about Jesus and the gospels than he does. Hope readers find them useful.