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Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence
Evans, Craig A.

Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2012 pp. xvi + 192. $25.00


Description: 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 of Jesus' world. For example, what was the village of Nazareth actually like in the time of Jesus? Did synagogues really exist, as the Gospels say? What does archaeology tell us about the ruling priests who condemned Jesus to death? Has the tomb of Jesus really been found, as has been claimed? Evans's engaging prose enables readers to understand and critique the latest theoriesóboth the sober and the sensationalóabout who Jesus was and what he lived and died for.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Greco-Roman Period, Archaeology

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Review by Dr. Panayotis Coutsoumpos
Published 10/28/2012
Citation: Panayotis Coutsoumpos, review of Craig A. Evans, Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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