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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2006 / Paperback

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Archaeology still has many things to reveal about the life and world of Jesus of Nazareth. 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.
This book 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 Jew.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 752
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.25 (inches)
ISBN: 080284880X
ISBN-13: 9780802848802
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Publisher's Description

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"

Author Bio

James H. Charlesworth is George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature and Director and Editor of the Dead Sea Scrolls Project at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Editorial Reviews

Expository Times
"Comprehensive in scope, yet retains a depth of analysis and allows ready access to a host of highly significant issues."

Choice
"Recommended."

The Bible Today
"A very interesting and informative collection that provides an excellent overview of the state of the question to date on archaeology's contribution to our knowledge of Jesus and first-century Judaism."

Christianity Today
"Careful, scholarly work. . . Those with some background will find it a gold mine of cultural information that will mentor them in reading the Gospels contextually."

Review of Biblical Literature
"Recommended reading for New Testament scholars interested in the ways in which archaeology is brought to bear on Jesus research."

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