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Jesus And His World

Author : Craig A. Evans
ISBN : 9780664239329
Genre : Religion
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A world-renowned scholar explores the latest archaeological evidence about the historical Jesus and His world. -- Book Cover.
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The Final Days Of Jesus

Author : Shimon Gibson
ISBN : 0061972835
Genre : Religion
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“No one knows more about the history and archaeology of ancient Jerusalem than Shimon Gibson.... This book is destined to become the standard in the field.” — Prof. James D. Tabor, author of The Jesus Dynasty A world renowned archaeologist reveals the historic footprint of Jesus in Jerusalem and what really happened during the final days. Fans of Elaine Pagels and of John Dominic Crossan and Marcus J. Borg’s The Last Week will find a wealth of new information in The Final Days of Jesus, the first book of its kind to present a detailed archaeological footprint of Jesus.
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The Wrong Jesus

Author : Gregory Monette
ISBN : 9781612917351
Genre : Religion
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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.
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Jesus His Home His Journey Hischallenge

Author : David Bryan
ISBN : 9780281071098
Genre : Religion
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This book explores a sequence of important questions about Jesus that have relevance to our own faith journeys; • Where did Jesus start from? • What did he meet on the way, both in the annual journey with his family to Jerusalem for the Passover and also in his inner spiritual journey? • How did these encounters shape his life, activity and message? To help readers with these questions, 'ground-level insights' are offered, both from recent advances in the historical Jesus studies and from the author's own research visits to Israel-Palestine. Part of the author's aim is to show, in a respectful but honest way, that there is plenty of evidence in the Gospels that Jesus himself grew and developed in his own life journey. At each step of the way, he considers how this relates to Christian discipleship, particularly in relation to our attitudes to those who are strangers.
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Jesus Of Nazareth

Author : Maurice Casey
ISBN : 9780567645173
Genre : Religion
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Jesus His Story In Stone

Author : Mike Mason
ISBN : 9781525512216
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Jesus: His Story in Stone is a reflection on still-existing stone objects that Jesus would have known, seen, or even touched. Each of the seventy short chapters is accompanied by a photograph taken on location in Israel. Arranged chronologically, the one-page meditations compose a portrait of Christ as seen through the significant stones in His life, from the cave where He was born to the rock of Calvary. While packed with historical and archaeological detail, the book’s main thrust is devotional, leading the reader both spiritually and physically closer to Jesus.
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Jesus And Archaeology

Author : James H. Charlesworth
ISBN : 080284880X
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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. AndersonRami AravDan BahatRichard A. BateyAvraham BiranBrian J. CapperJames H. CharlesworthBruce ChiltonJames D. G. DunnJ. K. ElliottEsther EshelCraig A. EvansSean FreyneYizhar HirschfeldWilliam KlassenJohn S. KloppenborgAchim LichtenbergerFrédéric MannsJohn PainterMichele Piccirillo, O.F.M.Bargil Pixner, O.S.B.Emile PuechJohn ReumannPeter RichardsonHenry W. M. RietzDaniel R. SchwartzBenedict Thomas Viviano, O.P.Urban C. von WahldeJohn W. WelchJürgen ZangenbergJoseph E. Zias
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The Spartacus War

Author : Barry Strauss
ISBN : 9780297857662
Genre : History
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The story of the most famous revolt of the ancient world, and its legendary leader, Spartacus the Gladiator. Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator who started a prison breakout with 74 men, armed with kitchen knives. It grew into a full scale rebellion against Rome, the most famous slave revolt in history. With an army of gladiators, ex-slaves and other desperadoes, he managed to defeat a succession of Roman armies and bring the Republic to its knees.
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Jesus And The Remains Of His Day

Author : Craig A. Evans
ISBN : 1619707055
Genre : Religion
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This book is a collection of thirteen articles on various aspects of how archaeological evidence enlightens our understanding of the life and death of Jesus and the culture in which he lived. Nine of the book's thirteen essays were published previously, though several of these have been revised or augmented for inclusion in the present book; four of the book's essays are new. Several of the essays deal with the death of Jesus and the burial practices of his day. Articles in the book include: - A Fishing Boat, a House, and an Ossuary: What Can We Learn from the Artifacts - A Tale of Two Cities: What We Have Learned from Bethsaida and Magdala - Jewish Scripture and the Literacy of Jesus - Jesus, Healer and Exorcist - Hanging and Crucifixion in Second Temple Israel - Excavating Caiaphas, Pilate, and Simon of Cyrene: Assessing the Literary and Archaeological Evidence - The Family Buried Together Stays Together - Post-Mortem Beliefs in Jewish and Pagan Epitaphs The book's introduction explains the value of material culture (i.e., archaeological evidence) for interpreting Jesus and the Gospels and discusses the limits of such evidence. Also, the author is including several of his own photos in this book.
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Archaeology And The Galilean Jesus

Author : Jonathan L. Reed
ISBN : 1563383942
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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.
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The Brother Of Jesus

Author : Hershel Shanks
ISBN : 082647019X
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The most important archaeological discovery ever about Jesus! For 2,000 years we’ve gone without archaeological EVIDENCE of Jesus and his family … until now … This is the dramatic inside story of what may well be the most momentous archaeological discovery of our time: the first-century ossuary of Jesus’ brother, James, the head of the Jerusalem Church. Reportedly found just outside ancient Jerusalem, the fragile limestone burial box bears the inscription ‘James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus’. The ossuary and its inscription are now regarded as authentic by top scholars in the field; they represent the first visual, tangible, scientific evidence of Jesus’ existence. The implications are monumental for understanding Jesus, his family, and the Jewish Christian movement during the formative years of Christianity. Hidden for centuries, the ossuary was purchased many years ago by an Israeli collector of ancient artifacts who never suspected its importance. Only when the renowned French scholar André Lemaire saw the Aramaic inscription (Aramaic was the language spoken by Jesus and his earliest followers) in April 2002 was its significance discovered. In October 2002, Lemaire announced the news to the world, asserting that it was almost certain that the inscription referred to Jesus of the Bible, his father Joseph and his brother James. Controversy immediately erupted over the age and authenticity of the inscription. The discovery also rekindled an ancient debate over whether Mary, the mother of Jesus, was a virgin throughout her life - a doctrine that still divides Catholics and Protestants. Hershel Shanks, a central figure of biblical archaeology, who led a forceful campaign to make the Dead Sea Scrolls available to the world, recounts the story of the ossuary’s discovery and authentication. Ben Witherington III, a leading New Testament scholar, shows how the discovery reveals surprising facts about a story people thought they knew: how Jesus was raised in a large, religiously conservative Jewish family; how his brothers and sisters were skeptical about his claims - until he died; how Jesus’ brother James went on to head the Jewish Christian movement in Jerusalem, becoming the leader Peter and Paul looked to for guidance and approval; how James brokered the major church controversy of the first century and wrote a book of the Bible; how he was martyred and soon written out of history by the Church of Rome. The dramatic discovery of the ossuary allows us to become reacquainted with the towering historical figure the apostle Paul called a ‘pillar of the church’.
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Jesus And Temple

Author : James H. Charlesworth
ISBN : 9781451480368
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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.
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Jesus And His World

Author : John J. Rousseau
ISBN : UOM:39015034875073
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A combination of a life of Christ for Biblical scholars and a guidebook for tourists in Israel. Multi-page articles on archaeological evidence about locations, artifacts, and customs conclude by suggesting the information's significance to the study of Jesus. Most of the entries refer to places, 14 different sites in Jerusalem alone; among the others are boats, the olive oil industry, taxes, textile dyeing, weapons, and weights and measures. Highly illustrated in black and white with drawings and photographs. Includes general and entry-specific bibliographies.
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The World Of Jesus And The Early Church

Author : Craig A. Evans
ISBN : 9781598568257
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Prominent scholars in the fields of Archaeology, New Testament Studies, and the Dead Sea Scrolls have come together in "The World of Jesus and the Early Church" to focus on early Jewish and Christian communities of faith and their impact on the collections of texts that were their scriptures (and would become, in due time, part of their various canons). Professors, students, and pastors who are interested in how these communities lived--how they developed, what they believed, and how they regarded and preserved the written documents that were their scripture--will be interested in this comprehensive volume drawn from presentations made to key conferences on the subject. This book's emphasis on a variety of communities of faith (not just Christian) and their early (and critical) influence on the development of religious canonical materials sets it apart from others on New Testament-period culture.
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Relics Of The Christ

Author : Joe Nickell
ISBN : 9780813172125
Genre : Religion
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Religious relics, defined as “either portions of or objects connected with the body of a saint or other holy person,” are among the most revered items in the world. Christian relics such as the Holy Grail, the True Cross, and the Lance of Longinus are also the source of limitless controversy. Such items have incited people to bloodshed and, some say, have been a source of miracles. Relics inspire fear and hope among the faithful and yet are a perennial target for skeptics, both secular and Christian. To research the authenticity of numerous Christian relics, Joe Nickell takes a scientific approach to a field of study all too often tainted by premature conclusions. In this volume, Nickell investigates such renowned relics as the Shroud of Turin, the multiple heads of John the Baptist, and the supposedly incorruptible corpses of saints, first examining the available evidence and documented history of each item. From accounts of true believers to the testimony of the relics’ alleged fabricators, Nickell then presents all sides of each story, allowing the evidence to speak for itself. For each relic, Nickell evaluates both the corroborating and contradictory bodies of evidence and explores whether the relic and attributed miracles can be reconstructed. In addition to his own experiments, Nickell presents findings from the world’s top scientists and historians regarding these controversial objects of reverence and ire, explaining the circumstances under which each case was examined. Radiocarbon dating and tests to determine the validity of substances such as blood or patina indicate a variety of possible origins. Nickell even reveals some of the techniques used to create archaeological forgeries and explains how investigators have exposed them. Each relic is a mystery to be solved; guided by the maxim, “extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof,” Nickell seeks only the truth.
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Where God Came Down

Author : Joel P. Kramer
ISBN : 0998037419
Genre : Bible
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In an age of biblical skepticism, Joel Kramer delivers a refreshing perspective, emphasizing the profound connection between archaeology and the Bible. Utilizing scripture as a primary ancient text and important interpretive tool, Kramer explores the archaeological record at various holy sites. "How can we know these places are authentic?" is the question The Soul of Archaeology: Finding Jesus in the Holy Places seeks to answer by examining the archaeological layers at ten commemorated sites: five Old Testament-focused and five New Testament-focused. "Does it matter to know if these sites are authentic?" some may ask. Kramer's response is a resounding, yes! It matters because the Bible is not a made-up account of antiquity as many today claim. Peeling back layers of dirt and time, Kramer uncovers the archaeological evidence pointing to divine interactions with real people which shaped real locations into sites that thousands of years later are still considered holy places.--Publisher.
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Evidence For The Bible

Author : Clive Anderson
ISBN : 1846254167
Genre : Bible
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This book presents archaeology from a biblical perspective. Learn how archaeological evidence supports the biblical accounts, first from global Flood legends around the world through Egyptian artifacts consistent with Israelites in Egypt from Joseph through Moses. Then we see archaeology from the great empires that interacted with God's messianic nation Israel: neo-Babylonia, Persia, Greece, and Rome. This provides a background for the time of the time of Christ and His Apostles. Archaeology also provides insights from the time of the early church, the destruction of Jerusalem, the growth of the Church, finishing with Constantine. For education, there are several helpful 'extended notes', on the numbers and date of the Exodus; the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus; and some archeological fallacies, such as the widespread argument from silence. Finally, there is a handy reference list of biblical dates, and lists of pharaohs, kings, and emperors of biblical times. - Publisher.
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Stewards Prophets Keepers Of The Word

Author : Ritva H. Williams
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123363280
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Stewards, prophets, keepers of the word-these roles reflect the hierarchical social structures, religious experiences, and faithfulness to tradition found in ancient Mediterranean cultures, and, as Ritva Williams argues, influenced the development of early Christianity. The linear progression of leadership (apostles to bishops or apostles to presbyters or charismatics to office holders, etc.) commonly thought to have emerged in the early church does not appear in early Christian texts from the mid-first to early second centuries. Instead, what these texts reveal is a variety, diversity, and plurality of ways that Christ-followers adopted and adapted these dynamic roles from antiquity as they struggled to organize and live in their local situations. Book jacket.
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