In this three-hour seminar, Dr. Craig Evans, Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins, will present two dynamic lectures. The first lecture examines the explosion of Jewish literature in the two centuries before Jesus’ ministry. This corpus includes the Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, and Dead Sea Scrolls. The second lecture explores the change in Jewish burial practices in the late Second Temple period. This lecture derives from Professor Evans’ popular book Jesus and the Ossuaries. Craig A. Evans is the John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins at Houston Baptist University in Texas. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, he received his M.Div. from Western Baptist Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Claremont Graduate University in southern California. He has also been awarded the D.Habil. by the Karoli Gaspar Reformed University in Budapest. A well-known evangelical scholar, Evans is an elected member of the prestigious SNTS, a society dedicated to New Testament studies. He also serves as the Director of the Christian Thinkers Society Fellows Program and Strategic Studies.
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