Archaeology, History and Society in Galilee: The Social Context of Jesus and the Rabbis. Valley Forge: Trinity Press International, 1996

Horsely argues, contra John Dominic Crossan (The Historical Jesus) that we should not understand Jesus as an individualistic Cynic sage but rather as a prophetic leader of a movement of Israelite renewal based in the villages of Galilee. Yet after the Bar Kokhba revolt, rabbinic presence­-rather than Jesus' movement-­became established in Galilee.