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Mobile Ed: NT313 Jesus and the Witness of the Outsiders (1 hour course - audio)

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Overview

In this course, Dr. Craig Evans explores various ancient sources that refer to Christ. He focuses on the evidence from extrabiblical sources, and looks at what they reveal about the life of Christ and how Jesus was perceived by early non-Christian witnesses. He examines references to Jesus in Roman, Jewish, and other writings, and looks at where Jesus’ name was invoked in both Christian and pagan charms and incantations.

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Course Outline

Introduction

  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: The Witness of Roman Writers

  • Tacitus and Suetonius
  • Pliny the Younger
  • Celsus and Lucian
  • Using Clippings to Document Ancient Non-Christian Witnesses to Christ
  • Mara bar Serapion

Unit 2: The Witness of Jewish Writers

  • Josephus’ Jewish Antiquities
  • Using Timelines in Logos to Find Events in Jesus’ Life
  • Translations of Josephus and Rabbinic Literature
  • The Qur’an and Other Writings
  • Building and Searching a Collection of Ancient Non-Christian Witnesses to Christ

Unit 3: Invocations of the Name of Jesus

  • The Greek Magical Papyrus
  • Silver Phylactery from Beirut
  • Magic Bowls
  • Curse Tablets and Lamellae
  • The “Jesus Cup”

Conclusion

  • Relevance of These Witnesses

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About 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.