Jesus and Archaeology

Author: James H. Charlesworth
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802848802
Category: Religion
Page: 740
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Archaeology still has many things to reveal about the life and world of Jesus of Nazareth. To touch a two-thousand-year-old pot held by a Jew who lived in a small village frequented by Jesus can bring us closer to understanding those who were touched by Jesus. Jesus and Archaeology contains the revised and edited lectures that leading archaeologists and biblical scholars presented at a gathering in Jerusalem to celebrate the new millennium. Many contributors came directly from their excavations in places like Bethsaida, Capernaum, Nazareth, and Jerusalem to share their discoveries and insights, focusing on the question In what ways do new archaeological discoveries clarify the world, life, and thought of Jesus from Nazareth? Readers of Jesus and Archaeology will gain many new insights into the life and times of this fascinating Galilean J ew. Contributors: Paul N. Anderson Rami Arav Dan Bahat Richard A. Batey Avraham Biran Brian J. Capper James H. Charlesworth Bruce Chilton James D. G. Dunn J. K. Elliott Esther Eshel Craig A. Evans Sean Freyne Yizhar Hirschfeld William Klassen John S. Kloppenborg Achim Lichtenberger Frédéric Manns John Painter Michele Piccirillo, O.F.M. Bargil Pixner, O.S.B. Emile Puech John Reumann Peter Richardson Henry W. M. Rietz Daniel R. Schwartz Benedict Thomas Viviano, O.P. Urban C. von Wahlde John W. Welch Jürgen Zangenberg Joseph E. Zias

Archaeology and the Galilean Jesus

A Re-examination of the Evidence
Author: Jonathan L. Reed
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781563383946
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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Drawing on his years of field experience in Galilee, the author illustrates how the archaeological record has been misused by New Testament scholars, and how synthesis of the material culture is foundational for understanding Christian origins in Galilee and the Jewish culture out of which they arose.

Jesus and His World

The Archaeological Evidence
Author: Craig A. Evans
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 0664239323
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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A world-renowned scholar explores the latest archaeological evidence about the historical Jesus and His world. -- Book Cover.

The Archeology of the New Testament

The Life of Jesus and the Beginning of the Early Church
Author: Jack Finegan
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140086318X
Category: Religion
Page: 468
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The Archeology of the New Testament is the authoritative illustrated account of what is presently known about the chief sites and monuments connected with the life of Jesus and the history of the early church. To follow the order of the New Testament, it first investigates sites connected with John the Baptist and then proceeds to Bethlehem and Nazareth, Samaria and Galilee, Jerash, Caesarea, Jericho, the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, and Emmaus. Each site is illustrated, and the accompanying text, numbered to facilitate cross-reference, contains a bibliography. This edition has been completely revised to reflect the most recent scholarship and excavations, and it contains many new entries. Anyone concerned with the historical, geographical, and cultural background of the New Testament will want to study this classic work as it retraces the steps of Jesus. "The definitive handbook. Finegan's comprehensive treatment of almost every problem in the field of New Testament archeology as well as his judicious evaluation of the evidence makes this book indispensable to every serious student of the Bible."--The New York Times Book Review Originally published in 1993. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Jesus and Temple

Textual and Archaeological Explorations
Author: James H. Charlesworth
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN: 1451480369
Category: Religion
Page: 282
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The New Testament provides abundant evidence that Jesus frequented the temple, as did his followers after his death. But the Gospels also depict Jesus in conflict with temple authorities. Jesus' attitude toward the temple is at the center of current historical Jesus research, yet those discussions are often not current with the latest archaeological and related findings. James H. Charlesworth here gathers essays from world-renowned archaeologists and biblical scholars to address the current state of knowledge and to consider anew vital questions about the temple's significance for Jesus, for his followers, and for New Testament readers today.

Jesus and the Religions

Retrieving a Neglected Example for a Multi-cultural World
Author: Bob Robinson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1610975987
Category: Religion
Page: 302
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How should followers of Christ live in a multi-religious world? This book argues that the example of Jesus has something fresh and helpful to say to those who ponder the question. It takes something old--the example of Jesus--to say something new to our pluralist world. Most of the book examines the meetings of Jesus with Gentiles and Samaritans. This is a scholarly but accessible discussion of what it might mean to "have the same attitude of mind that Christ Jesus had" in our contemporary multi-religious world.

Jesus and his world

an archaeological and cultural dictionary
Author: John J. Rousseau,Rami Arav
Publisher: Fortress Pr
Category: Religion
Page: 392
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Jesus Then and Now

Images of Jesus in History and Christology
Author: Marvin Meyer,Charles Hughes
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781563383441
Category: Religion
Page: 294
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Conservative and liberal theologians engage each other in this provocative collection of essays, discussing the place of faith, the nature of history, the character of literary texts, and the purpose of theology. Original.

The Historical Jesus

An Essential Guide
Author: James H. Charlesworth
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 0687021677
Category: Religion
Page: 131
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Archaeology and Biblical Interpretation

Author: John R. Bartlett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134768702
Category: History
Page: 192
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The contributors in this book use the most recent research in key areas - the early settlements of Israel, early Israelite religion, Qumran, Jerusalem, early Christian churches - to show that ancient writings and modern archaeology can illuminate each other, but only when used with professional care. The essays represent a new generation of archaeologists and historians, with new social, political and religious concerns who draw a fresh and vital picture of the emergence of ancient Israel.

Archaeology and the New Testament

Author: John McRay
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 0801036089
Category: Religion
Page: 432
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A veteran archaeologist sheds light on the biblical text by examining archaeological discoveries.

Neotestamentica Et Philonica

Studies in Honour of Peder Borgen
Author: Peder Johan Borgen,David Edward Aune,Torrey Seland,Jarl Henning Ulrichsen
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004126107
Category: Religion
Page: 461
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"Neotestamentica et Philonica" is a collection of eighteen essays by an international group of scholars in honor of Peder Borgen. They treat aspects of the study of the historical Jesus, Paul and his Letters, the Gospel of John and Philo of Alexandria. These essays represent the cutting edge of New Testament and Philonic scholarship and will be important resources for students of these subject areas.

The Wrong Jesus

Fact, Belief, Legend, Truth . . . Making Sense of What You've Heard
Author: Gregory Monette
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1612917356
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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In a world where atheism is a growing movement, especially in the university setting, it’s typical for students today to face doubts about the Christian faith. In fact, many have wondered at one time or another if the Bible stories about Jesus could possibly be true. Is there any way to back up what we’ve heard with real evidence? Can false information be discredited with historical proof? Now students can join Greg Monette as he explores the fascinating basis for belief in the biblical Jesus. Readers can trek through the ancient historical sources, biblical archaeology, and recent discoveries to uncover the facts about what Jesus really said and did—His birth, His miracles, His claims, and His resurrection. Written for believers, skeptics, and the non-expert, this book will help readers discover where history and faith collide— and it just might change everything.

Jesus, the Galilean Exorcist

His Exorcisms in Social and Political Context
Author: Amanda Witmer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567427560
Category: Religion
Page: 264
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Amanda Witmer presents an investigation of exorcism in the activities of the historical Jesus, particularly the connection between spirit possession and exorcism on the one hand and the socio-political context of first-century Galilee on the other. Witmer draws on research from the areas of sociology, anthropology, archaeology and biblical studies to illuminate this aspect of Jesus' career, as well as the broader social implications of spirit possession in those he treated and the exorcisms themselves. Evidence found in the strands underlying the Synoptic Gospels is evaluated using the criteria of authenticity and comparative analysis in order to establish early and historical material. Questions posed and answered concern the historical plausibility of Jesus' role as exorcist, the possibility that his own career began with a period of spirit possession, and the meaning that his exorcisms conveyed to his first-century audience. Thus, the methodology includes textual analysis, sociological analysis of general cultural patterns within which first-century Palestine can be fitted, and anthropological analysis of the plausible functions of both spirit possession and exorcism in agrarian societies.

Brother of Jesus

Author: Hershel Shanks,Ben Witherington, III
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826474308
Category: Christianity
Page: 240
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The most important archaeological discovery ever about Jesus!

Jesus as a Figure in History

How Modern Historians View the Man from Galilee
Author: Mark Allan Powell
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 1611642396
Category: Religion
Page: 249
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Here is the first comprehensive, balanced account of historical Jesus studies. Beginning with brief discussions of the early days of historical research into the person of Jesus and the methods developed by researchers at the time, Mark Allen Powell offers insightful overviews of some of the most important participants in the contemporary Jesus quests.

Digging Through the Bible

Modern Archaeology and the Ancient Bible
Author: Richard A. Freund
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742546455
Category: Religion
Page: 381
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Examines the uses and misuses of archeological evidence in the study of Biblical events and life in Bible times, and describes research on the Exodus, the early kings, Jesus, ancient women, synagogues, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Bar Kockba.

Galilee and Gospel

Collected Essays
Author: Seán Freyne
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161471988
Category: Religion
Page: 350
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This collection of essays brings together a number of studies of Galilee in Hellenistic and Roman times. Sean Freyne evaluates the important archaeological work in the Galilee and brings this evidence into a critical dialogue with the literary evidence. The emerging profile of the social and religious world of Galilee has proved highly influential in discussions about the historical Jesus, especially in relation to the matrix of Early Christianity. Several individual studies demonstrate how the reconstructed social world, viewed as text, offers the possibility of new readings of familiar gospel texts.