New Testament scholar Craig Evans recently wrote this pointed, detailed review of Reza Aslan’s book, Zealot. The review spans several pages, so make sure to click through at the bottom of the first page.Evans has a long scholarly publishing resume and is known and respected in the fields of Jesus research, New Testament, and Second Temple Jewish studies. And for anyone wondering, he’s no “fundamentalist” Christian scholar, either.
For those who may not recall, this was the book that the mainstream media and “we decide what books will be in stores” publishing establishment fawned over when it first appeared many months ago. As Evans notes, it’s just rehashed, long-debunked thinking about Jesus. When someone like Evans refers to your book as “riddled with errors” it matters — at least to anyone interested in things like accuracy and truth.