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Mobile Ed: NT306 The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament (5 hour course - audio)

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Overview

Dr. Craig Evans combines his extensive knowledge of ancient manuscripts and New Testament studies to survey the contents, context, and influence of the Dead Sea Scrolls. He details the history of the scrolls and the Essenes, and shows how the scrolls affect our understanding of Jesus, John the Baptist, and the early church.

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Course Outline

Unit 1: Introduction and Overview

  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
  • Overview of the Course
  • Creating a Layout for the Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls
  • The First Discovery
  • Important Genizah Finds
  • The Second Find
  • Scripture Scrolls
  • Pesharim: Commentary Scrolls
  • Militant Messianic Pesharim
  • Adding the Sectarian Dead Sea Scrolls to the Dead Sea Scrolls Layout
  • Sectarian Scrolls
  • The Essenes and the Origins of the Scrolls
  • Building and Searching a Collection of Dead Sea Scrolls Resources
  • What the Ruins Tell Us

Unit 2: Dead Sea Scrolls: Gospels

  • John the Baptist: Part 1
  • John the Baptist: Part 2
  • Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Jesus’ Proclamation of Jubilee
  • Jesus’ Exorcism and Healing
  • Exorcism and the Psalms
  • Strings of Beatitudes
  • Jesus’ Assurance for John the Baptist
  • Jesus on Divorce and Monogamy
  • Qumran on Divorce and Monogamy
  • Researching the Essenes’ Belief about Divorce
  • The Temple Tax
  • The Eschatological Banquet
  • God’s Vineyard
  • The Law and Life
  • Conclusions: Value of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Unit 3: Dead Sea Scrolls: Epistles and Revelation

  • Paul and Qumran: Ecclesiastical Terminology
  • Paul and Qumran: “Works of the Law”
  • James versus Priestly Zeal for the Law
  • Qumran and “Works of the Law”
  • The Sons of Light
  • Mystery and Revelations
  • The Flesh and Spirit
  • Covered Heads and Angels
  • Order in the Assembly
  • James and Doing the Law/Word
  • Hebrews on Melchizedek
  • Qumran on Melchizedek
  • Spiritual Sacrifice
  • Qumran and John: Dualism
  • Qumran and John: Conceptual Parallels
  • Revelation on New Jerusalem
  • Qumran on New Jerusalem
  • New Jerusalem: Summary
  • Use of the Scrolls for New Testament Interpretation
  • Postscript: Possible Early Discoveries

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Craig A. Evans

Dr. Craig A. Evans received his PhD in New Testament from Claremont Graduate University and his DHabil from the Karoli Gaspar Reformed University in Budapest. He is the John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins at Houston Baptist University in Texas.

Evans taught at Trinity Western University in British Columbia for 21 years, where he directed the graduate program in biblical studies and founded the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute. He has recently served on the advisory board for the Gospel of Judas for National Geographic Society and has appeared frequently as an expert commentator on network television programs.

Evans has written and edited extensively on the historical Jesus and the Jewish background of the New Testament era. His published works include From Prophecy to Testament, Jesus and the Ossuaries, Jesus: The Final Days, and Dictionary of New Testament Background.