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Evans, Craig A.

Works: 181 works in 831 publications in 4 languages and 34,455 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Manuscripts  Biography  Commentaries  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Creator
Classifications: BS2312,
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Most widely held works by Craig A Evans
Dictionary of New Testament background by Craig A Evans( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dictionary of New Testament Background takes full advantage of the flourishing study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and offers individual articles focused on the most important scrolls. In addition, the Dictionary encompasses the fullness of second-temple Jewish writings, whether pseudepigraphic, rabbinic, parables, proverbs, histories or inscriptions. Articles abound on aspects of Jewish life and thought, including family, purity, liturgy and messianism. The full scope of Greco-Roman culture is displayed in articles ranging across language and rhetoric, literacy and book culture, religion and cults, honor and shame, patronage and benefactors, travel and trade, intellectual movements and ideas, and ancient geographical perspectives
Fabricating Jesus : how modern scholars distort the gospels by Craig A Evans( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 664 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
Eschatology, messianism, and the Dead Sea scrolls( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient texts for New Testament studies : a guide to the background literature by Craig A Evans( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 592 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
Life of Jesus research : an annotated bibliography by Craig A Evans( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and German and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Completely revised and updated, this volume offers annotated bibliographies for all the major areas of critical scholarship in the historical Jesus. Arranged in chronological order, this book provides complete bibliographical information, brief introductions and indexes
Jesus and his world : the archaeological evidence by Craig A Evans( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fascinating work proves that you don't have to be either a scientist or a doubter to truly understand the times and places that populate th\e New Testament. And you can conclude that the Bible's people and places really existed"--Publishers weekly
Anti-semitism and early Christianity : issues of polemic and faith( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus and the ossuaries by Craig A Evans( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 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( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 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( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 317 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
The missing Jesus : rabbinic Judaism and the New Testament by Bruce Chilton( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Christian interpretation of the scriptures of Israel : investigations and proposals( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 303 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
Paul and the scriptures of Israel by James A Sanders( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 302 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
The interpretation of scripture in early Judaism and Christianity : studies in language and tradition by Craig A Evans( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 298 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
Word and glory : on the exegetical and theological background of John's prologue by Craig A Evans( Book )

16 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 282 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
The Gospels and the Scriptures of Israel by Craig A Evans( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 278 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
Essays in biblical criticism and exegesis by W Sanday( )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 199 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
Early Christian literature and intertextuality( Book )

28 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 195 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
Holy word : the paradigm of New Testament formation by J. Arthur Baird( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 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
Jewish and Christian scripture as artifact and canon( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 163 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
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Craig A. Evans American biblical scholar

Evans, Craig.

Evans, Craig A.

Evans, Craig Alan.

Evans, Craig Alan 1952-

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Fabricating Jesus : how modern scholars distort the gospelsEschatology, messianism, and the Dead Sea scrollsAncient texts for New Testament studies : a guide to the background literatureJesus and the ossuariesThe function of scripture in early Jewish and Christian traditionThe missing Jesus : rabbinic Judaism and the New TestamentEarly Christian interpretation of the scriptures of Israel : investigations and proposalsThe interpretation of scripture in early Judaism and Christianity : studies in language and tradition