Jesus and Archaeology / Edition 1

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Archaeology still has many things to reveal about the life and world of Jesus of Nazareth. To touch a two-thousand-year-old pot held by a Jew who lived in a small village frequented by Jesus can bring us closer to understanding those who were touched by Jesus.Jesus and Archaeology contains the revised and edited lectures that leading archaeologists and biblical scholars presented at a gathering in Jerusalem to celebrate the new millennium. Many contributors came directly from their excavations in places like Bethsaida, Capernaum, Nazareth, and Jerusalem to share their discoveries and insights, focusing on the question In what ways do new archaeological discoveries clarify the world, life, and thought of Jesus from Nazareth? Readers of Jesus and Archaeology will gain many new insights into the life and times of this fascinating Galilean J ew.Contributors:
"Paul N. AndersonRami AravDan BahatRichard A. BateyAvraham BiranBrian J. CapperJames H. CharlesworthBruce ChiltonJames D. G. DunnJ. K. ElliottEsther EshelCraig A. EvansSean FreyneYizhar HirschfeldWilliam KlassenJohn S. KloppenborgAchim LichtenbergerFrédéric MannsJohn PainterMichele Piccirillo, O.F.M.Bargil Pixner, O.S.B.Emile PuechJohn ReumannPeter RichardsonHenry W. M. RietzDaniel R. SchwartzBenedict Thomas Viviano, O.P.Urban C. von WahldeJohn W. WelchJürgen ZangenbergJoseph E. Zias"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802848802
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 740
  • Sales rank: 726,645
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : what is biblical archaeology? 1
Jesus research and archaeology : a new perspective 11
Archaeology and the historical Jesus 64
Recovering Jesus' Mamzerut 84
Did Antipas build the Sepphoris theater? 111
Khirbert Qana (and other villages) as a context for Jesus 120
Bethsaida 145
Mount Tabor 167
Jesus the exorcist in light of epigraphic sources 178
Reflections on Jesus' eschatology in light of Qumran 186
Did Jesus attend the synagogue? 206
Synagogues and spirituality : the case of Beth Alfa 223
The theodotos synagogue inscription and the problem of first-century synagogue buildings 236
Jesus and the theater in Jerusalem 283
Jesus and the Herodian temple mount 300
Mount Zion, Jesus, and archaeology 309
Excavating Caiaphas, Pilate, and Simon of Cyrene : assessing the literary and archaeological evidence 323
"Stone house," Birah, and Antonia during the time of Jesus 341
Miracles, Maleficium, and Maiestas in the trial of Jesus 349
Ramat Hanadiv and Ein Gedi : property versus poverty in Judea before 70 384
Between Jerusalem and the Galilee : Samaria in the time of Jesus 393
The sanctuaries of the baptism on the east bank of the Jordan River 433
The cemeteries of Qumran and celibacy : confusion laid to rest? 444
Essene community houses and Jesus' early community 472
Judas and Jesus : a message on a drinking vessel of the second temple period 503
Archaeology and John's gospel 523
Aspects of historicity in the gospel of John : implications for investigations of Jesus and archaeology 587
Bultmann, archaeology, and the historical Jesus 619
Jesus and resurrection faith in light of Jewish texts 639
Archaeology and early Christology 660
The Christian apocrypha and archaeology 683
Conclusion : the historical Jesus and Biblical archaeology : reflections on new methodologies and perspectives 692
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