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Jesus and the Ossuaries: What Jewish Burial Practices Reveal about the Beginning of Christianity Kindle Edition

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"'If my disciples were silent,' said Jesus, 'the very stones would cry out.' In this excellent book, they do exactly that. Evans' clear and thorough presentation emphasizes the need to read stone as well as papyrus, to do archaeology as well as exegesis, and to understand that incarnation involves both flesh as well as spirit."―John Dominic Crossan, DePaul University (Emeritus)

"An important contribution to the study of the material culture of biblical times... The volume is informative, well written, well organized, and easy to read... Highly recommended."―CHOICE

About the Author

CRAIG A. EVANS is the Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College, Nova Scotia, Canada. He is the author or editor of more that 30 books on the New Testament and its Jewish backgrounds. His recent publications include Who Was Jesus? (2001) and The Missing Jesus: Rabbinic Judaism and the New Testament (2003).

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  • File Size: 2352 KB
  • Print Length: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Baylor University Press (November 1, 2003)
  • Publication Date: November 1, 2003
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001S2POTG
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 11, 2004
Format: Paperback
Craig Evans has written another excellent book, Jesus and the Ossuaries. The unfortunate title, probably intended to pick-up on the popular and controversial Jame's Ossuary discovery, does not convey the breadth of the inscriptions covered in this book. Ossuaries, tomb and other stone inscriptions bearing text relevant to New Testament and early Christian traditions are well covered in this book. Pertinent Jewish burial practices are also clearly presented. While this book is an excellent resource, loaded with exceptional footnotes, it is also very readable. It is well written, compelling, yet scholarly. If only more authors would write like this! The inscriptions are organized logically, with brief explanations of their significance, the story of their discovery, their controversies, and ample footnotes for further study. The Jame's Ossuary is fairly covered near the end of the book, without any special prominence over the other material.
The popular media tends to portray archeology in terms of a glamorous quest for ancient gold and riches, but in reality, it is the textual discoveries that archeologists find priceless. Craig Evans book amply demonstrates why this is true.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Belli on February 19, 2004
Format: Paperback
With the attention of the world and media now on the controversial disputes over Jesus and history (with "The Passion of the Christ" film and the "James Ossuary"), Dr. Craig Evans brings to light an extensive survey of the influence of stone inscriptions on Biblical exegesis. He succeeds in educating the curious public on Holy Land artifacts that have shaped our understanding of Judaism, the early Church, and the Roman Empire. Not just highlighting the recent James ossuary, he discusses many other "bone boxes" that have shed light on Jewish burial practices and their theology of death. Such information magnifies and clarifies the way we look at the significance of the grave in the ancient world, the raising of Lazarus, and even the Resurrection of Christ. He offers a fair study of the "James, Son of Joseph, Brother of Jesus" ossuary discovered in 2002.
Dr. Evans' expertise in New Testament shows in his exaustive scholarly research (complete with full references), yet he does not sacrifice the popular audience (with exciting, and some humorous, stories). This smooth-flowing look into the exciting world of archaeology- its ancient crypts and stone sarcophagi- strengthens the understanding for any Bible scholar, Christian, Jew, or history buff. "Jesus and the Ossuaries" is a soon classic and a must-read.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Olsen on August 14, 2014
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Like pretty much every "revolutionary" find, the boxes were proved to be hoaxes.
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