Jesus, the Final Days: What Really Happened

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 2009 - Religion - 116 pages
What do history and archaeology have to say about Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection? In this superb general-reader book, two of the world's most celebrated writers on the historical Jesus share their greatest findings. Together, Craig A. Evans and N. T. Wright concisely and compellingly convey the drama and the world-shattering significance of Jesus' final days on earth. Certain to be a best seller during the Lent/Easter season and beyond!

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I got this to read during Holy Week. The research that was done was amazing, and I loved reading it. One can never learn enough about these days in the life of Jesus. Read full review

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Wonderfully short book for the interested layman which details the historical evidence for the passion and resurrection of Jesus. Passages from biblical, second temple, and other late antiquity ... Read full review

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Craig A. Evans is an esteemed, internationally recognized biblical scholar, author, and a regular guest on TV documentaries. He is John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins at Houston Theological Seminary. He was formally Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College. Before coming to Acadia, Evans taught at Trinity Western University in British Columbia for twenty-one years, where he directed the graduate program in biblical studies and founded the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute. He is the author or editor of more than fifty books and hundreds of articles and reviews. Evans has lectured at Cambridge, Oxford, Durham, and Yale. He also regularly lectures and gives talks at popular conferences and retreats on the historical Jesus, archaeology, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Bible.

N. T. Wright is the Chair in New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and is a prolific author and noted New Testament scholar. His books include Scripture and the Authority of God, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, and Evil and the Justice of God.

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