The Last Hours of Jesus

From Gethsemane to Golgotha

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Each of the four Gospels tells only part of the story of Jesus . . . and all of them leave out background facts that are essential to understanding events surrounding Jesus’ arrest, trial, and crucifixion.

That’s because the Gospels were written for readers already familiar with many of the persons, places, parties, and politics that governed events in those long-past days. Not so modern readers, twenty centuries later!

Which is why Fr. Ralph Gorman has here crafted a single, unforgettable, detailed account that combines material from all four Gospels with critically-important Old Testament passages, plus relevant facts from Jewish and Roman history, laws, traditions, and practices. He also includes helpful first century military, political, geographical, and archaeological information and keen depictions of Gospel places based on his three years residence there.

The result?

A richly-textured, moment-by-moment account that brings to vivid life the powerful events that transpired between Jesus' Agony in the Garden and His death on the Cross – a narrative that actually provides a fuller treatment of the events of Passion Week than is found in any of the Gospels.

From The Last Hours of Jesus, you’ll come to learn scores of new – and often surprising – things, including:

  • The exact moment that Satan entered Judas
  • The dangerous political currents in Palestine that fueled the fatal events of Holy Week
  • Why Jesus refused to answer many of His accusers
  • Pontius Pilate: why he admired — but condemned — Jesus
  • Why, so quickly, Palm Sunday’s “Hosannas” led to Good Friday’s “Crucify him!”
  • Why, after His death, the Sanhedrin still feared Jesus
  • And much more to enrich your knowledge, understanding, and love of Jesus!
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  • Pages: 304
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-622824-700
  • Product Code: 4700
  • Availability: In Stock
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This is one of the best books I've read. It kept my interest and made me feel close to our Lord. It points out parts of the Gospels and explains them for me to understand and realize.
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Very informative historically, culturally, and explains the political dynamics that were at play. It also explains and compares and contrasts the Bible passages which describe the events of Our Lord's Passion. I learned a great deal.
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Fr. Ralph Gorman does an excellent job of putting together the timeline of the last hours of Jesus. His use of other resources helps to clear up some of the passages where we are left wondering what may have happened and why. I highly this book if you are interested in what did and may have happened during those last hours.
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It clarified a lot for me.
It was very well written.
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This book is well written and fascinating. I read it through Holy Week and found so many wonderful insights. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the Passion of Jesus. The book arrived in excellent condition. It was well packaged. I am happy with the book and the seller.
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Lent Set

Begin your Lent by reflecting on the permanent and scrificial love that was portrayed by Jesus's last hours during the Crucifixion.

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