After Jesus' Death, What Happened to His Family?
Kenneth Hanson’s new book The Blood Kin of Jesus: James and the Lost Jewish Church from Council Oak Books traces the history of the family of Jesus following his death and the legacy of his family within Judaism.
Using recent discoveries and original research, Hanson investigates the fate of Jesus’ mother, brothers, sisters, and closest followers. According to Hanson, the Jerusalem Church led by his brother James spearheaded a powerful revival of devotion within Judaism, profoundly influencing the subsequent development of the Jewish faith.
Kenneth Hanson is an assistant UCF professor in the Judaic Studies Program.