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Evans, Craig A.

Works: 178 works in 726 publications in 3 languages and 31,179 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference proceedings  Manuscripts  Bibliography  Dictionaries  Biography  Commentaries  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, jt , Creator, ed
Classifications: BR67, 270.1
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Most widely held works by Craig A Evans
Early Christian literature and intertextuality ( )
18 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,942 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, treating 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. --From publisher's description
The missing Jesus rabbinic Judaism and the New Testament by Bruce Chilton( )
13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How can Jesus said to be "missing"? References to Jesus are not missing, but rather a dimension of his identity. This text demonstrates that in order for us to understand Jesus and his influence, we need to see him within the context of the Judaism that was his own natural environment
Jesus and the ossuaries by Craig A Evans( )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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. Evans does this by providing an overview of the most important archaeological discoveries, before examining nine other inscriptions (six on ossuaries, three on stone slabs) that pertain in one way or another to the historical Jesus. He then surveys the arguments for and against the authenticity and identification of the recently discovered James Ossuary. Eva
Jewish and Christian scripture as artifact and canon by Craig A Evans( )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,132 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
To see and not perceive Isaiah 6.9-10 in early Jewish and Christian interpretation by Craig A Evans( )
9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,020 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 percei
The function of scripture in early Jewish and Christian tradition by Craig A Evans( )
9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 997 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
Paul and the scriptures of Israel by Craig A Evans( )
15 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 983 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 passages where reference is made to the Old Testament explicitly or allusively. The contributors here are James Sanders, Linda Belleville, Carol Stockhausen, James Scott, Nancy Calvert and Stephen Brown. This is the first of a series of volumes from the Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity unit presenting informed and critical scholarship on the function of older scripture in later scripture
Early Christian interpretation of the scriptures of Israel investigations and proposals by Craig A Evans( )
11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 983 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( )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 978 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 interpretation of Scripture in and just after the biblical period
The Gospels and the Scriptures of Israel by Craig A Evans( )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 963 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( )
14 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 961 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
Essays in biblical criticism and exegesis by W Sanday( )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 869 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( )
10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 840 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
Dictionary of New Testament background by Craig A Evans( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 762 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
Fabricating Jesus : how modern scholars distort the gospels by Craig A Evans( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eschatology, messianism, and the Dead Sea scrolls ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ancient texts for New Testament studies : a guide to the background literature by Craig A Evans( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 594 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
Jesus and his world : the archaeological evidence by Craig A Evans( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 572 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
Life of Jesus research : an annotated bibliography by Craig A Evans( Book )
18 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and German and held by 563 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
Anti-semitism and early Christianity : issues of polemic and faith ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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