Archaeology + Jesus
No place on earth has arrested the attention of adventurers and archaeologists like the Holy Land. But does what we dig up in Israel bear resemblance to the stories that we read about Jesus in the Gospels? To answer this...
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No place on earth has arrested the attention of adventurers and archaeologists like the Holy Land. But does what we dig up in Israel bear resemblance to the stories that we read about Jesus in the Gospels? To answer this question, Archaeology and Jesus follows two paths. You'll explore the process of archaeology with the top experts digging in Israel today. And along the way you'll join New Testament scholar Dr. Craig Evans as he reveals groundbreaking finds that illuminate the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
Archaeology and Jesus Episode 1: Exploring the "Jesus House"
Dr. Craig Evans explores the newly discovered "Jesus House," and Dr. Jodi Magness introduces "the process of destruction" that is archaeology.
Archaeology and Jesus Episode 2: The Sealed Locus
Master the techniques of archaeology by cracking open a sealed floor of an ancient city, while uncovering newly discovered evidence about life in the hometown of Jesus.
Archaeology and Jesus Episode 3: The Olive Press of Death
Go deep underground to see the fulfillment of the last prophecy of Jesus while exploring the city that "didn't exist."
Archaeology and Jesus Episode 4: The Shape of the Cross
The Bone Man, Dr. Israel Hershkovitz (Tel Aviv University), analyzes the only evidence of crucifixion while Dr. Craig Evans squeezes into the "Leper's tomb" in the field of blood before investigating the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Craig A. Evans (Ph.D., Claremont) is Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament and director of the graduate program at Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He has written extensively on the historical Jesus and the Jewish background of the New Testament era. His books include Jesus and His Contemporaries: Comparative Studies, Luke (New International Bible Commentary), Mark (Word Biblical Commentary), Jesus and the Ossuaries, Fabricating Jesus and Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies. His edited volumes include (with Bruce Chilton) Studying the Historical Jesus: Evaluations of the State of Current Research, Dictionary of New Testament Background, From Prophecy To Testament and (with John Collins) Christian Beginnings and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
He has recently served on the advisory board on The Gospel of Judas for National Geographic Society and has appeared frequently as an expert commentator on network television programs, such as Dateline, and in various documentaries on the BBC, the Discovery Channel and the History Channel. He most recent work is Matthew (New Cambridge Bible Commentary.)
Jodi Magness (Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania)is Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, her research interests include ancient pottery, ancient synagogues, and the Roman army in the East, and she has published and lectured extensively on these subjects. She has participated in twenty different excavations in Israel and Greece, including serving as codirector of the 1995 excavations in the Roman siege works at Masada.
Her works include the award-winning books The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls and The Archaeology of the Early Islamic Settlement in Palestine Visit Jodi Magness's website at www.jodimagness.org. Most recently she has released Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus (Eerdmans, 2011)