Prof. James D. Tabor is the author or co-author of seven books in various English editions

IMG_2779Tabor’s books are conveniently available from these internet booksellers. See a full listings of options and prices at these links:

Paul and Jesus: How the Apostle Transformed Christianity, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012.

Visit the web site for reviews and more information about this new book


The Jesus Discovery: The New Archaeological Find That Reveals the Birth of Christianity (co-authored with Simcha Jacobovici), New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012

Information web site on the discoveries: photos, documents, background, e-mail signup.

More on the book itself with reviews, interviews, media coverage, and updates.

Facebook page on The Jesus Discovery with regular updates and posts: “Like” it now


The Jesus Dynasty: The Hidden History of Jesus, His Royal Family, and the Birth of Christianity, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006 (paperback 2007)

Academic Endorsements of The Jesus Dynasty

Excerpts from The Jesus Dynasty

Interview with Dr. Tabor on The Jesus Dynasty

Facebook page on The Jesus Dynasty with news and updates

Critical but well done review in Slate by Richard Wrightman Fox.

Read the first chapter here on-line from ABC News

For reviews, interviews and more media coverage of The Jesus Dynasty see Media Tab

The Jesus Dynasty is also available in over twenty languages:


Restoring Abrahamic Faith. Charlotte, NC: Genesis2000 Press, 2008
A non-academic exposition of the basic elements of the Hebrew Bible

 Facebook page with news and updates

Web site with reviews and supplemental information


Why Waco: Cults and the Battle for Religious Freedom in America (with Eugene Gallagher), San Francisco: The University of California Press, 1995.

Read the first chapter of Why Waco? on-line or access a Google preview here.

Professors: order a classroom review copy here.


A Noble Death: Suicide and Martyrdom Among Christians and Jews in Antiquity (with Arthur Droge), New York: HarperSF, 1992.


Thing Unutterable: Paul’s Ascent to Paradise its Greco-Roman, Judaic, and Early Christian Contexts,¬†Brown University Studies in Judaism, Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1986. Out of print.

Journal for the Study of the New Testament  review here.

Journal of Religions review here.