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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 brings us closer to understanding those who were touched by Jesus. "Jesus and Archaeology" contains lectures that leading archaeologists and New Testament experts 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 archaeological discoveries clarify the world, life, and thought of Jesus of 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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  • Paperback | 752 pages
  • 157.5 x 226.1 x 43.2mm | 1,088.63g
  • William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • 080284880X
  • 9780802848802
  • 351,369

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"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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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 Jew.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 Frederic 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 Jurgen Zangenberg Joseph E. Zias

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About James H. Charlesworth

James H Charlesworth is George L Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature and Director of Dead Sea Scrolls Project at Princeton Theological Seminary. He has authored or edited over 60 books.

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