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Monday, March 5, 2012

Jesus and His World
The Archaeological Evidence
Craig A. Evans
published by Westminster John Knox
available March 2012
received by NetGalley for review

synopsis (Amazon.com)
March 16, 2012
In this provocative work, world-renowned scholar Craig A. Evans presents the most important archaeological discoveries that shed light on the world of Jesus of Nazareth. Evans takes on many sensational claims that have been proposed in recent books and peddled in the media, and uses actual archaeological findings to uncover the truth about several key pieces of Jesus' world. For example, what was the village of Nazareth actually like in the time of Jesus? Did synagogues really exist, as the Gospels say? What does archaeology tell us about the ruling priests who condemned Jesus to death? Has the tomb of Jesus really been found, as has been claimed? Evans's engaging prose enables readers to understand and critique the latest theories--both the sober and the sensational--about who Jesus was and what he lived and died for. Questions are included at the end of each chapter, making this book ideal for group or individual study,


This book is timed perfectly for an around Easter release.
A clear, concise view of biblical archaeology by scholar Craig Evans.
I am not a biblical scholar, and I had no difficulty understanding Evans work.  It is a highly readable accoung of the archaeological discoveries related to and from the time of Jesus of Nazareth. 
The book consists of 5 chapters delving into various aspects of Jesus's home, time in history and teachings.
Evans easily explains several elements of Jewish law, burial practices and general Jewish lifestyles. 
He presents this information in an unbiased manner.  I learned quite a lot from this book and will purchase other books by Mr. Evans.

4 stars

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