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Dictionary of New Testament Background

Dictionary of New Testament Background

by Craig A. Evans and Stanley E. Porter

Cultural background is an important but often unexamined factor that shapes and influences any piece of writing. The Bible is no different. In the New Testament, gospel and epistle writers used expressions and ideas they knew would be familiar to their readers. Jesus himself spoke in parables that drew heavily on the common experiences of his audience. &… Read more…

Understanding the Bible Commentary - Luke

Understanding the Bible Commentary - Luke

by Craig A. Evans

Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. They present a careful section-by-section exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Greek transliterat… Read more…

Word Biblical Commentary: Volume 34b: Mark 8:27–16:20 (WBC)

Word Biblical Commentary: Volume 34b: Mark 8:27–16:20 (WBC)

by Craig A. Evans

This is Volume 34b of the Word Biblical Commentary series, covering chapters 8-16 of the book of Mark. The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, stru… Read more…

Exploring the Origins of the Bible (Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology): Canon Formation in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective

Exploring the Origins of the Bible (Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology): Canon Formation in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective

by Craig A. Evans, Craig Evans, Lee McDonald and Emanuel Tov

How did the Bible we have come to be? What do biblical scholars mean when they talk about canon, the Septuagint, the Apocrypha, or the Masoretic Text? All this biblical study is interesting, but does it really matter? Leading international scholars explain that it does. This thought-provoking and cutting-edge collection will help you go deeper in your unders… Read more…

From Jesus to the Church: The First Christian Generation

From Jesus to the Church: The First Christian Generation

by Craig A. Evans

Did Jesus intend to found a church separate from Judaism? Who were the very first followers of Jesus? And how did a clash between two families--the family of Jesus on one hand and the family of high priest Annas and their aristocratic allies on the other--eventually lead to the formation of Christianity?In this study, best-selling author Craig A. Evans looks… Read more…

Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence

Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence

by Craig A. Evans

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… Read more…