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Mobile Ed: Craig Evans Synoptic Gospels Bundle (3 courses)
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Mobile Ed: Craig Evans Synoptic Gospels Bundle (3 courses)

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Examine the Synoptic Gospels—Matthew, Mark, and Luke—with Dr. Craig Evans. Follow the story of Jesus from Infancy to Resurrection to discover the ancient context of Matthew’s Gospel, the authorship of Mark, and the implications of Luke for the church today.

Individual Courses

NT314 Book Study: The Gospel of Matthew in Its Jewish Context

  • Instructor: Craig Evans
  • Video hours: 10

Dr. Craig Evans discusses the original context in which Matthew wrote his Gospel, as well as Matthew’s purpose for writing. He wrote for those still connected to the synagogue. Dr. Evans takes you from the ancient context of Matthew’s Gospel to its application today.


  • Introductory Matters
  • Messiah’s Coming
  • Messiah’s Preparation and Program of Ministry
  • Messiah’s Authority Established
  • Messiah’s Kingdom and Its Coming
  • Life in the New Community
  • Consummation of the Age
  • Messiah’s Humiliation and Exaltation

NT318 Book Study: The Gospel of Mark in Its Roman Context

  • Instructor: Craig Evans
  • Video hours: 8

Explore the social settings, traditions, and historical setting, as well as the question of the authorship of Mark. Tackle the first half of Mark, which is dedicated to Jesus’ ministry in Galilee, where he performed miracles; and the second half of Mark, which is focused on Jesus in Jerusalem and the passion. Discover the purpose of Mark’s Gospel, which is to present Jesus as God’s true Son who fulfills his mission on earth. Dr. Craig Evans sheds light on the book of Mark and brings the text to life.


  • Introduction to the Gospel of Mark
  • Galilean Ministry Characterized by Miracles
  • Judaean Ministry Characterized by Passion

NT319 Book Study: The Gospel of Luke in Its Gentile Context

  • Instructor: Craig Evans
  • Video hours: 10

Dr. Craig Evans examines how Luke transformed the Jesus story into something that Gentiles in his time could appreciate. Luke wanted his readers to know that his account was based on early sources—credible eyewitness testimony that he himself had accessed for the composition of this Gospel. Remember, this was a Jewish story, one about Jesus the Jew, fulfiller of the Jewish Scriptures, and was part of the history of the people of Israel. So, what relevance did it have for Gentiles? Luke wanted the Gentiles to know that this Jewish Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth, was their Savior too. And that is still true today—He’s our savior also. Luke’s other emphases—election, the unity of the church, proper use of wealth, and what constitutes true righteousness—remain valid for the church today as well.


  • Introduction to the Gospel of Luke
  • The Ministry in Galilee
  • The Journey to Jerusalem
  • The Ministry in Jerusalem
  • The Passion and Resurrection of Jesus

Product Details

  • Title: Craig Evans Synoptic Gospels Bundle (3 courses)
  • Instructors: Craig Evans
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 3
  • Video Hours: 28

About Craig A. Evans

Craig A. Evans is the 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, a commentary on Mark in the Word Biblical Commentary, Jesus and the Ossuaries, and Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies. He recently served on the advisory board of the Gospel of Judas project for the National Geographic Society and has appeared frequently as an expert commentator on network television programs such as Dateline, as well as in various documentaries on the BBC, the Discovery Channel and the History Channel.

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