Before Jesus rode into Jerusalem, before his clever stories gave way to righteous indignation, before he marched hell-bent toward martyrdom, he was just another country boy from the North. At least this is how he would have seemed to the people of Jerusalem. Indeed, before his crew of castoffs entered the city, few people in Jerusalem knew much about him. Chances are that they’d never heard his name before. Those who wondered who he was and what he stood for wanted to know, “By what authority are you doing these things?” Witty to the last, Jesus replied with a question of his own: he asked them to account for the famous John the Baptist. Was John’s authority endorsed by God, or not? In other words, Jesus was asking, “Was John a prophet or a fake?” The leaders of Jerusalem knew better than to disparage the recently executed Baptizer. John, it seems, was the famous one. Before Jesus was making outlandish claims in the holiest place on earth, he was just another Galilean too far from home.So, anything here that rings hollow?
ps. I can't really say what the book is about yet, but (big surprise) it relates to Jesus.