Of Scribes and Sages Volume 1 (Library Of Second Temple Studies Series)
The studies that make up this volume illustrate the fruitful results of tradition-critical investigations. Readers will observe again and again the coherence and convergence in the methods and findings of these studies, despite being developed in diverse contexts and often...
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The studies that make up this volume illustrate the fruitful results of tradition-critical investigations. Readers will observe again and again the coherence and convergence in the methods and findings of these studies, despite being developed in diverse contexts and often with very different points of departure.
Of Scribes and Sages focuses primarily on early interpretation of Scripture, including the emergence of Scripture as Scripture in its various versions and contexts. It examines recent research into the relationship of the Old Testament to the New and how sacred Scripture was interpreted during New Testament times. It also provides stimulating examples to students, scholars, and clergy in how the task of interpretation is to be done.
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.)