Jesus and His Contemporaries

Comparative studies

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C.A. Evans

The first part of this book attempts to situate Jesus in his historical and cultural context through comparisons with the prayers, parables, prophecies, and miracles attributed to various Jewish figures of Palestine who are Jesus' near contemporaries. It is concluded that Jesus' teachings and activities do not represent a radical break with the piety and restorative hopes of many of his contemporaries. This conclusion stands in tension with some of the recent Jesus research, especially emanating from the Jesus Seminar, which tends to view Jesus as a Stoic or Cynic philosopher with little interest in the restoration of Israel and the fulfilment of prophecy.
The second part of the book explores the aims of Jesus and the factors that led to Jesus' death.

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Life of Jesus Research

An Annotated Bibliography

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C.A. Evans

Completely revised and updated, this volume offers annotated bibliographies for all the major areas of critical scholarship in the historical Jesus. Arranged in chronological order and providing complete bibliographical information, brief introductions and indexes, the work is an indispensable tool for research in this important field of study. Besides all scholarly work concerned with the specific problem of the historical Jesus, several related topics are taken into account as well: Demythologization, Criteria of Authenticity, Teaching of Jesus, Jesus' Self-Understanding, Miracles of Jesus, Death of Jesus, Resurrection of Jesus, Lives of Jesus, Jesus and John the Baptist, and Non-Canonical Sources concerning Jesus.

Nag Hammadi Texts and the Bible

A Synopsis and Index

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Edited by C.A. Evans, Webb and R.A. Wiebe

This volume places in synoptic form parallel texts from Nag Hammadi and from the Bible. This will enable scholars of Coptic Gnosticism, as well as scholars concerned with early Christian biblical interpretation, to make the comparisons necessary to determine relationships and what dependence, if any, there may be between these two bodies of material. This volume should facilitate the discussion concerning the origin, antiquity, and relationship of Gnosticism to Christianity.
The volume also contains an extensive bibliography of materials relevant to this topic. Finally, a Scripture index will make it possible for the reader to find quickly any desired passage.

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Craig C. Broyles and Craig A. Evans

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Craig C. Broyles and Craig A. Evans

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Craig C. Broyles and Craig A. Evans

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Craig C. Broyles and Craig A. Evans

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Craig C. Broyles and Craig A. Evans

Writing and Reading the Scroll of Isaiah (2 vols.)

Studies of an Interpretive Tradition

Edited by Craig C. Broyles and Craig A. Evans

Vol 1: This first part of a 2-volume work, this study combines recent approaches that treat the formation and early interpretation of the final form of the book of Isaiah with the more conventional historical-critical methods that treat the use of traditions by Isaiah's authors and editors. Studies investigate Isaiah's use of early sacred tradition, the editing and contextualization of oracles within the Isaianic tradition itself, and the interpretation of the book of Isaiah in later traditions (as seen in the various versions of the text and various communities).
Contributors of this volume include virtually all of the major scholars of Isaiah and the leading scholars of biblical interpretation in the intertestamental, New Testament, and early Jewish periods.


Vol. 2: The second part of a 2-volume work, this study combines recent approaches that treat the formation and early interpretation of the final form of the book of Isaiah with the more conventional historical-critical methods that treat the use of traditions by Isaiah's authors and editors. Studies investigate Isaiah's use of early sacred tradition, the editing and contextualization of oracles within the Isaianic tradition itself, and the interpretation of the book of Isaiah in later traditions (as seen in the various versions of the text and various communities).
Contributors of this volume include virtually all of the major scholars of Isaiah and the leading scholars of biblical interpretation in the intertestamental, New Testament, and early Jewish periods
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Edited by Craig C. Broyles and Craig A. Evans

The second part of a 2-volume work, this study combines recent approaches that treat the formation and early interpretation of the final form of the book of Isaiah with the more conventional historical-critical methods that treat the use of traditions by Isaiah's authors and editors. Studies investigate Isaiah's use of early sacred tradition, the editing and contextualization of oracles within the Isaianic tradition itself, and the interpretation of the book of Isaiah in later traditions (as seen in the various versions of the text and various communities).
Contributors of this volume include virtually all of the major scholars of Isaiah and the leading scholars of biblical interpretation in the intertestamental, New Testament, and early Jewish periods.