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Evans, Craig A.

Overview
Works: 194 works in 959 publications in 4 languages and 38,178 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Dictionaries  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Manuscripts  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Creator, Publishing director
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Most widely held works by Craig A Evans
The missing Jesus : rabbinic Judaism and the New Testament by Bruce Chilton( )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Early Christian literature and intertextuality by Craig A Evans( )

23 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Library of New Testament Studies (LNTS) is a premier book series that offers cutting-edge work for a readership of scholars, teachers in the field of New Testament studies, postgraduate students and advanced undergraduates. All the many and diverse aspects of New Testament study are represented and promoted, including innovative work from historical perspectives, studies using social-scientific and literary theory, and developing theological, cultural and contextual approaches
Jewish and Christian scripture as artifact and canon( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish and Christian Scripture as Artifact and Canon constitutes a collection of studies that reflect and contribute to the growing scholarly interest in manuscripts as artifacts and witnesses to early stages in Jewish and Christian understanding of sacred scripture. Scholars and textual critics have in recent years rightly recognized the contribution that ancient manuscripts make to our understanding of the development of canon in its broadest and most inclusive sense. The studies included in this volume shed significant light on the most important questions touching the emergence of canon consciousness and written communication in the early centuries of the Christian church. The concern here is not in recovering a theoretical "original text" or early "recognized canon," but in analysis of and appreciation for texts as they actually circulated and were preserved through time. Some of the essays in this collection explore the interface between canon as theological concept, on the one hand, and canon as reflected in the physical/artifactual evidence, on the other. Other essays explore what the artifacts tell us about life and belief in early communities of faith. Still other studies investigate the visual dimension and artistic expressions of faith, including theology and biblical interpretation communicated through the medium of art and icon in manuscripts. The volume also includes scientific studies concerned with the physical properties of particular manuscripts. These studies will stimulate new discussion in this important area of research and will point students and scholars in new directions for future work
Early Christian literature and intertextuality by Craig A Evans( )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholarly interest in intertextuality remains as keen as ever. Armed with new questions, interpreters seek to understand better the function of older scripture in later scripture. The essays assembled in the present collection address these questions. These essays treat pre-Christian texts, as well as Christian texts, that make use of older sacred tradition. They analyze the respective uses of scripture in diverse Jewish and Christian traditions. Some of these studies are concerned with discreet bodies of writings, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, while others are concerned with versions of scriptures, such as the Hebrew or Old Greek, and text critical issues. Other studies are concerned with how scripture is interpreted as part of apocalyptic and eschatology. Early Christian Literature and Intertextuality includes essays that explore the use of Old Testament scripture in the Gospels and Acts. Other studies examine the apostle Paul's interpretation of scripture in his letters, while other studies look at non-Pauline writings and their utilization of scripture. Some of the studies in this collection show how older scripture clarifies important points of teaching or resolves social conflict. Law, conversion, anthropology, paradise, and Messianism are among the themes treated in these studies, themes rooted in important ways in older sacred tradition. The collection concludes with studies on two important Christian interpreters, Syriac-speaking Aphrahat in the east and Latin-speaking Augustine in the west. [Part of the LNTS sub series Studies in Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity (SSEJC), volume 14]
Jesus and the ossuaries by Craig A Evans( )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The recent discovery and exhibition of an ancient Jewish ossuary (a burial box) that bears the inscription "James the son of Joseph, brother of Jesus" has stunned scholars and the public alike. While the story of the ossuary's authenticity unfolds, what is not shrouded in mystery is that this ossuary is only one of several that shed important archaeological light on the historical Jesus and the origins of Christianity. In Jesus and the Ossuaries Craig A. Evans helps all readers, expert and layperson alike, understand the importance this recent find might have for the quest for the historical Jesus and any historical reconstruction of early Christianity."--Jacket
To see and not perceive : Isaiah 6.9-10 in early Jewish and Christian interpretation by Craig A Evans( )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his famous vision of the enthroned and exalted Lord, Isaiah is told to harden the hearts of his people, 'lest they repent' (Isa. 6.9-10). According to Mark's Gospel, which cites this text, Jesus speaks in parables for the same reason. Interpreters of all generations have, not unnaturally, found the text difficult and disturbing. This study is concerned with the fascinating variety of early Jewish and Christian interpretations and modifications that have attempted to cope with the difficulty. At different stages in Judaism and Christianity the Isaianic vision of God is more clearly perceived
The function of scripture in early Jewish and Christian tradition( )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The studies that make up this book explore in what ways Israel's sacred tradition developed into canonical scripture and in what ways this sacred tradition was interpreted in early Judaism and Christianity. This collection will stimulate continuing investigation into the growth and interpretation of scripture in the context of the Jewish and Christian communities of faith, and will serve well as a reader for graduate courses with its focus on early exegesis and intertextuality
Early Christian interpretation of the scriptures of Israel : investigations and proposals( )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the ways in which early Christian writers and communities, from late antiquity through the New Testament period, interpreted the scriptures of Israel, as they sought to understand Jesus and the Gospel in relation to God's revelation and past acts in history. These essays represent work on the growing edge of studies of the relationship of the Old Testament to the New Testament. The contents, authored by both veteran and younger scholars, treat methods and canons, Jesus and the Gospels, and Acts and the Epistles
The interpretation of scripture in early Judaism and Christianity : studies in language and tradition by Craig A Evans( )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume assembles several important studies that examine the role of language in meaning and interpretation. The various contributions investigate interpretation in the versions, in intertestamental traditions, in the New Testament, and in the rabbis and the targumim. The authors, who include well-known veterans as well as younger scholars, explore the differing ways in which the language of Scripture stimulates the understanding of the sacred text in late antiquity and gives rise to important theological themes. This book is a significant resource for any scholar interested in the interpr
The Gospels and the Scriptures of Israel( )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers studies by leading international scholars concerned with the New Testament Gospels and their relationship to and usage of the Old Testament, the scriptures of Israel. Several essays are devoted to each of the four Gospels. Questions of sources, form, redaction, tradition, and method are raised and discussed. The contributors are convinced that the Gospels cannot be understood correctly apart from a careful consideration of their indebtedness to the Old Testament. Readers will be treated to new interpretations and lively debate
Word and glory : on the exegetical and theological background of John's prologue by Craig A Evans( )

16 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Word and Glory challenges recent claims that Gnosticism, especially as expressed in the Nag Hammadi tractate Trimorphic Protennoia, is the most natural and illuminating background for understanding the Prologue of the Fourth Gospel. Scriptural allusions and interpretive traditions suggest that Jewish wisdom tradition, mediated by the synagogue of the diaspora, lies behind the Prologue and the Fourth Gospel as a whole, not some form of late first-century Gnosticism. Several features of the Fourth Gospel reflect the synagogue and nascent Christianity's struggle to advance and defend its beliefs about Jesus who, as God's son and Agent, was understood as the embodiment of the Divine Word. All of the ingredients that make up Johannine christology derive from dominical tradition, refracted through the lens of Jewish interpretive traditions. There is no compelling evidence that this christology derived from or was influenced by gnostic mythology. Word and Glory also develops and tests criteria for assessing the relative value of post-New Testament sources for the interpretation of New Testament documents
Essays in biblical criticism and exegesis by W Sanday( )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Sanday (1843-1920) is best known today perhaps for his editing of a now classic work on the Synoptic Gospels and his co-authorship of a still-important commentary on the book of Romans (ICC). However, this great Oxford scholar also produced a large number of other important books and other writings. This volume, the first in the new Trinity Academic Press sub-series, Classics in Biblical and Theological Studies, gathers together in an accessible form a number of Sanday's important articles in the areas of method, language and exegesis. In the section on method, Sanday has articles on biblical criticism and interpretation. His writings on language include his responses in his dispute with A. Roberts. The section on exegesis touches on interpretation of the parables, understanding the son of man, issues in Acts 15, and, perhaps most importantly, his dispute with W. Ramsay. This is an important collection of essays by an important but now unfortunately often overlooked scholar of a previous generation
Holy word : the paradigm of New Testament formation by J. Arthur Baird( )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J. Arthur Baird is the author of several important books in New Testament studies, his best known perhaps being his Audience Criticism and the Historical Jesus. At his untimely death, he left a nearly complete manuscript, now published here. In this timely and relevant manuscript, Baird offers first a critical introduction to the historical paradigm, pointing out its limitations in terms of tracing the paradigm of New Testament formation. He then traces this development himself, beginning with the starting point of the Holy Word and noting its development through the context, theological inter
Paul and the scriptures of Israel( )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is an 'echo' of Scripture? How can we detect echoes of the Old Testament in Paul, and how does their detection facilitate interpretation of the Pauline text? These are questions addressed by this collection of essays from the SBL programme unit Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity. The first part of the book reports its vigorous 1990 discussion of Richard Hays's 'Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul', including contributions by Craig Evans, James Sanders, William Scott Green and Christiaan Beker, as well as a response by R.B. Hays. The second part of the book studies specific
Dictionary of New Testament background by Craig A Evans( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a time when our knowledge of the ancient Mediterranean world has grown by leaps and bounds, this volume sets out for readers the wealth of Jewish and Greco-Roman background that should inform our reading and understanding of the New Testament and early Christianity
The book of Exodus : composition, reception, and interpretation by Thomas B Dozeman( )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the latest in Exodus scholarship, this volume offers twenty-four essays on a wide range of topics related to Exodus, written by leading experts in the field. Topics include its formation, reception, textual history and translation, themes, theologies, and place within Judaism and Christianity
The book of Genesis : composition, reception, and interpretation by Robb Andrew Young( )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and German and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents the main aspects of Genesis study. This title contains studies of a more general nature, including the history of Genesis in critical study, Genesis in literary and historical study, as well as the function of Genesis in the Pentateuch."--Publisher's description
Fabricating Jesus : how modern scholars distort the gospels by Craig A Evans( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines the efforts of modern scholars to interpret and attach new meanings to the gospels and argues that in doing so, these individuals are distorting the true nature of Jesus Christ and his teachings. Questions whether there is a more effective approach to researching Christ and features a glossary and further reading sources
Of scribes and sages : early Jewish interpretation and transmission of Scripture by Craig A Evans( )

22 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of Scribes and Sages focuses primarily on early interpretation of Scripture, including the emergence of Scripture as Scripture in its various versions and contexts. It examines recent research into the relationship of the Old Testament to the New and how sacred Scripture was interpreted during New Testament times. It also provides stimulating examples to students, scholars, and clergy in how the task of interpretation is to be done
Ancient texts for New Testament studies : a guide to the background literature by Craig A Evans( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies, Evans looks at the literature that had impact on, or is closely related to, NT texts - excepting the Masoretic text of the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near Eastern literature, which are covered by Kenton Sparks' companion work Ancient Texts for the Study of the Hebrew Bible (Hendrickson, 2005). A summary is provided for each of the hundreds of important documents. A bibliography for each entry contains information as to where the texts may be found published both in their original languages and in English and other modern languages. The bibliographies also contain information about commentaries, scholarly discussions of the passages, and works of general discussion on matters of interpretation when applicable."--Jacket
 
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The missing Jesus : rabbinic Judaism and the New Testament
Alternative Names
Craig A. Evans American biblical scholar

Evans, C. A. 1952-

Evans C. A. библеист 1952-

Evans, Craig.

Evans, Craig, 1952-

Evans, Craig A.

Evans Craig A. 1952-....

Evans, Craig Alan.

Evans, Craig Alan 1952-

Эванс К. А. библеист 1952-

Эванс К. библеист 1952-

אוונס, קרייג א

אונס, קריג א.

에반스, 크레이그 A

Languages
English (264)

Spanish (3)

Korean (3)

German (1)

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Early Christian literature and intertextualityJewish and Christian scripture as artifact and canonEarly Christian literature and intertextualityJesus and the ossuariesThe function of scripture in early Jewish and Christian traditionEarly Christian interpretation of the scriptures of Israel : investigations and proposalsThe interpretation of scripture in early Judaism and Christianity : studies in language and traditionThe Gospels and the Scriptures of Israel