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on 24 July 2017
Ok but a lot of what he says doesnt apply directly to Jesus. I found I ended up skipping some pages as it tends to go on and on making the same point.
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on 26 September 2012
Very readable survey of archaeological discoveries as they relate to life in New Testament times. Good balance of scholarly insight, helpful comment on the impact of archaeology on certain academic ideas, and yet readable style accessible to lay readers, with useful content on how various discoveries relate to content of the gospels. Useful and relevant. Would recommend.
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on 10 December 2012
Good to see the sensationalist, agenda-driven media refuted by basic facts, cool-headed reasoning. Archaeological evidence is patchy, but doesn't affirm these extravagant efforts to undermine the NT. Useful photographs; they would have been worth colour, though.
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on 30 July 2014
Excellent volume by a conservative professor. As an atheist I can appreciate Evans's scholarship. Very useful if you are, like me, interested in the period. Accepting Jesus was an historic figure is not a matter of faith - we can look at the very little evidence available; however, claiming he was a god, born of a virgin, and resurrected from the dead are, and the archeology does not support these claims at all. Of course, Evans makes leaps of faith and has presuppositions, but still very valuable.
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on 11 April 2015
Craig Evans' book is scholarly, up to date and very readable. I couldn't put it down. Evans deals with a number of questions- Could Jesus have been able to read? Did Nazareth exist? Where there synagogues at that time? How were Jews really buried? With archaeological evidence Evans answers these questions and more giving clarity and light to the first century period. Great buy, well worth reading.
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on 14 June 2013
Craig Evans has covered a number of important aspects in an easy style for the general reader, as well as those with some background knowledge of the subject. It will be a valuable resource for ministers, and could be a useful text for undergraduate courses on the Gospels. It is highly recommended with only minor reservations.
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on 13 June 2013
Knowing about the archeological evidence makes you realize that Jesus really is a historic person.
This book strengthens your faith.
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on 15 June 2014
Love Biblical archaeology and loved this book.
An excellent read and not too 'way over the top academically present'. Enjoyed!
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