Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence

3.92 avg rating
( 79 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780664234133: Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence

In this provocative work, world-renowned scholar Craig A. Evans presents the most important archaeological discoveries that shed light on the world of Jesus of Nazareth. Evans takes on many sensational claims that have been proposed in recent books and peddled in the media, and uses actual archaeological findings to uncover the truth about several key pieces of Jesus' world. For example, what was the village of Nazareth actually like in the time of Jesus? Did synagogues really exist, as the Gospels say? What does archaeology tell us about the ruling priests who condemned Jesus to death? Has the tomb of Jesus really been found, as has been claimed? Evans's engaging prose enables readers to understand and critique the latest theories--both the sober and the sensational--about who Jesus was and what he lived and died for.

Questions for discussion and reflection are available at www.wjkbooks.com, making this book ideal for group or individual study.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Craig A. Evans is Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College, Acadia University, in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. The author or editor of more than fifty books and hundreds of articles, Evans is a regular guest on many national media outlets, including Dateline NBC, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, and BBC. He is an internationally distinguished authority and lecturer on the historical Jesus. For more information, visit craigaevans.com.

Review:

"A masterful, erudite, and well-written review of the archaeology of the world of Jesus. Highly recommended for scholars and students alike." Shimon Gibson, Chair of the Department of Archaeology, University of the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and author of The Final Days of Jesus: Archaeology as Evidence

"This book, by a leading New Testament scholar, is a user-friendly introduction to what the main issues are, and what archaeology can contribute to the search for the Jesus of history. Evan’s book is a fine and useful entry point for considering important but often neglected sources and their impact on our understanding of the historical Jesus." Anders Runesson, Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Judaism, McMaster University

"Craig Evans has done a favor for the lay public, college students, seminary students, and likely more than a few scholars in the writing of this book. We expect clarity, accuracy, and detailed knowledge from Evans, and he delivers it. Readers at many levels will be grateful for being spared archaeological jargon and for his many insights." James F. Strange, Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Graduate Studies, University of South Florida

"Although written for non-experts, this up-to-date survey of a truly fascinating topic has much to teach the experts, too. Particularly noteworthy is the thought-provoking case for widespread literacy in Jesus' Jewish world, a case that goes against much recent work." Dale C. Allison Jr., Errett M. Grable Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

"Craig Evans has a gift for synthesizing large swaths of complicated, technical material, identifying its most significant implications, and making it accessible to non-specialists. Scholars, students, and general readers will benefit from this engaging overview of how archaeological finds illuminate the life of Jesus, from Galilee to the grave." Mark A. Chancey, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Southern Methodist University

"In 1943 F. F. Bruce, the distinguished New Testament scholar wrote a classic work, The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? Many challenges to the credibility of the Gospels have been raised since then by some skeptical scholars. Craig Evans, with a mastery of all of the relevant archaeological, inscriptional and literary evidence answers in a lucid exposition the question discussed by Bruce with a resounding 'Yes'." Edwin M. Yamauchi, Professor Emeritus of History, Miami University

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Evans, Craig A.
Published by Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 10: 0664234135 ISBN 13: 9780664234133
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Westminster John Knox Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0664234135 Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # GHP4850GAGG062317H0827A

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Evans, Craig A.
ISBN 10: 0664234135 ISBN 13: 9780664234133
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780664234133

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Dr Craig A Evans
Published by Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S., United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0664234135 ISBN 13: 9780664234133
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S., United States, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In this provocative work, world-renowned scholar Craig A. Evans presents the most important archaeological discoveries that shed light on the world of Jesus of Nazareth. Evans takes on many sensational claims that have been proposed in recent books and peddled in the media, and uses actual archaeological findings to uncover the truth about several key pieces of Jesus world. For example, what was the village of Nazareth actually like in the time of Jesus? Did synagogues really exist, as the Gospels say? What does archaeology tell us about the ruling priests who condemned Jesus to death? Has the tomb of Jesus really been found, as has been claimed? Evans s engaging prose enables readers to understand and critique the latest theories--both the sober and the sensational--about who Jesus was and what he lived and died for.Questions for discussion and reflection are available at making this book ideal for group or individual study. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780664234133

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Evans, Craig A.
Published by Westminster John Knox Press 3/16/2012 (2012)
ISBN 10: 0664234135 ISBN 13: 9780664234133
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Westminster John Knox Press 3/16/2012, 2012. Hardback or Cased Book. Book Condition: New. Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780664234133

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Evans, Craig A.
Published by Westminster John Knox Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 0664234135 ISBN 13: 9780664234133
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Westminster John Knox Press, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0664234135

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Dr Craig A Evans
Published by Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S., United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0664234135 ISBN 13: 9780664234133
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S., United States, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In this provocative work, world-renowned scholar Craig A. Evans presents the most important archaeological discoveries that shed light on the world of Jesus of Nazareth. Evans takes on many sensational claims that have been proposed in recent books and peddled in the media, and uses actual archaeological findings to uncover the truth about several key pieces of Jesus world. For example, what was the village of Nazareth actually like in the time of Jesus? Did synagogues really exist, as the Gospels say? What does archaeology tell us about the ruling priests who condemned Jesus to death? Has the tomb of Jesus really been found, as has been claimed? Evans s engaging prose enables readers to understand and critique the latest theories--both the sober and the sensational--about who Jesus was and what he lived and died for.Questions for discussion and reflection are available at making this book ideal for group or individual study. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780664234133

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Craig A. Evans
Published by Westminster John Knox Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 0664234135 ISBN 13: 9780664234133
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Westminster John Knox Press, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0664234135

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Evans, Craig A.
Published by Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 10: 0664234135 ISBN 13: 9780664234133
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Westminster John Knox Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0664234135. Bookseller Inventory # Z0664234135ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Evans, Craig A.
Published by Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 10: 0664234135 ISBN 13: 9780664234133
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Westminster John Knox Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0664234135 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|1. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-Y-9780664234133

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Craig A. Evans
ISBN 10: 0664234135 ISBN 13: 9780664234133
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
ReadWhiz
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780664234133_ing

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book