Paul and Jesus: How Paul Transformed the Gospel of Jesus. (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012)







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

CNN, “Nightline” and cover story on Eretz magazine. “These newly discovered findings, revealed by a sophisticated robotic camera exploration, are extremely important for early Jewish-Christian archaeology.” Peter Lampe, Professor of New Testament Studies, University of Heidelberg. The book was the subject of a one month special forum (March 2012) on the American Schools of Oriental Research web site and was featured in a special session at the March 2013 ASOR Southeast Regional meeting.



The Jesus Dynasty: A New Historical Investigation of Jesus, His Royal Family, and the Birth of Christianity (New York: Simon & Schuster, April 2006. Published in twenty languages.

New York Times Best Seller, Major media coverage including cover of USNews&WorldReport, ABC-TV Good Morning America, 20/20, Nightline. National and international book tour; Extensive media coverage and reviews.




Why Waco: Cults and the Battle for Religious Freedom in America, co-authored with Eugene Gallagher (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995), paperback edition published in April, 1997.

Malcom Gladwell, in his featured piece in the New Yorker (March 31, 2014) credited Tabor and his colleague Philip Arnold, as singularly pursuing a course of action in the 1993 Waco/David Koresh tragedy that well might have resulted in a peaceful outcome.

Additional Media Coverage: cover review in the Sunday New York Times Book Review; Serialized in Harpers Magazine, June, 1995; included on New York Times 1995 “Best List” (November 3, 1995 NYTBR) lengthy reviews have appeared in Lingua Franca, Choice, New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Kirbus, The New York Review of Books, The Dallas Morning News, The Christian Science Monitor, First Things, Christianity Today and Religious Studies News (AAR/SBL); the book was also reviewed in approximately 38 newspaper chains worldwide.


David Edwin Harrell, The Journal of American History, Vol. 83, No. 1 (Jun., 1996), pp. 301-302.

Charles H. Lippy, Journal of American Studies, Vol. 33, No. 1, Women in America (Apr., 1999), p. 138.

Nancy T. Ammerman, The Review of Politics, Vol. 61, No. 4, Christianity and Politics: Millennial Issue I (Autumn, 1999), pp. 755-758.

Roland J. Campiche, Archives de sciences sociales des religions, 42e Année, No. 100 (Oct. – Dec., 1997), pp. 140-142.

Kelley, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Vol. 34, No. 4 (Dec., 1995), pp. 523-524.

Catherine Wessinger, Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, Vol. 1, No. 1 (October 1997), pp. 122-138.


A Noble Death: Suicide and Martyrdom Among Ancient Jews and Christians, co-authored with Arthur Droge (San Francisco and New York: HarperCollins, 1992).


Feature length, five page review by James T. Clemons in Christian Century, (April 7, 1993)

Frederick W. Norris, Church History, Vol. 62, No. 4 (Dec., 1993), pp. 544-545

David P. Efroymson, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Vol. 61, No. 3 (Autumn, 1993), pp. 594-596

Michael White, Journal of Biblical Literature, Vol. 113, No. 2 (Summer, 1994), pp. 358-360

Paula Fredriksen, The Journal of Religion, Vol. 73, No. 4 (Oct., 1993), pp. 638-639

Bible Review (August, 1994)


Things Unutterable: Pauls Ascent to Paradise in its Greco-Roman, Judaic, and early Christian Contexts, Studies in Judaism (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1986). A refereed academic series edited by Jacob Neusner, Brown University, published in hardcover and paper.

Included in the Journal of Religion list of important works on Paul from 1970-88, JR 68 (1988): 186-190


Peter Schäfer, Numen, Vol. 36, Fasc. 2 (Dec., 1989), pp. 283-286.

Arthur J. Droge, The Journal of Religion, Vol. 68, No. 3 (Jul., 1988), pp. 451-453.

Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley, History of Religions, Vol. 27, No. 2 (Nov., 1987), p. 225.

Victor Paul Furnish, Journal of Biblical Literature, Vol. 107, No. 3 (Sep., 1988), pp. 555-558.

Thomas Finn, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 50 no 1 January 1988, pp. 149-150

Robin Scroggs, Union Seminary Quarterly Review, 42 no 4 1988, pp. 69-70.