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Jesus and the ossuaries [electronic resource] / Craig A. Evans.

By: Evans, Craig A.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, c2003Description: 1 online resource (x, 168 p.).ISBN: 1423790383 (electronic bk.); 9781423790389 (electronic bk.); 1602580502; 9781602580503.Subject(s): Ossuaries -- Palestine | Jewish funeral rites and ceremonies -- Palestine | Excavations (Archaeology) -- Palestine | Palestine -- Antiquities | Inscriptions -- Palestine | Bible. Gospels -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Jews -- History -- 168 B.C.-135 A.D | Bible. N.T. �Evangiles -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Ossuaires -- Palestine | Fun�erailles -- Rites et c�er�emonies juifs -- Palestine | Fouilles (Arch�eologie) -- Palestine | Inscriptions -- Palestine | Juifs -- Histoire -- 168 av. J.-C.-135 | Palestine -- Antiquit�es | HISTORY -- Ancient -- General | Bijbelse archeologie | Inscripties | Begrafenissen | OssuariaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Jesus and the ossuaries.DDC classification: 933/.05 Other classification: 11.35 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Jewish burial practices in late antiquity -- Inscriptions--non-burial -- Burial inscriptions--themes -- Burial inscriptions--names -- Significant ossuaries in the historical Jesus.
Summary: In Jesus and the Ossuaries, Craig A. Evans helps all readers, expert and layperson alike, understand the importance this recent find might have for the quest for the historical Jesus and any historical reconstruction of early Christianity. Evans does this by providing an overview of the most important archaeological discoveries, before examining nine other inscriptions (six on ossuaries, three on stone slabs) that pertain in one way or another to the historical Jesus. He then surveys the arguments for and against the authenticity and identification of the recently discovered James Ossuary. Eva.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-158) and indexes.

Jewish burial practices in late antiquity -- Inscriptions--non-burial -- Burial inscriptions--themes -- Burial inscriptions--names -- Significant ossuaries in the historical Jesus.

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In Jesus and the Ossuaries, Craig A. Evans helps all readers, expert and layperson alike, understand the importance this recent find might have for the quest for the historical Jesus and any historical reconstruction of early Christianity. Evans does this by providing an overview of the most important archaeological discoveries, before examining nine other inscriptions (six on ossuaries, three on stone slabs) that pertain in one way or another to the historical Jesus. He then surveys the arguments for and against the authenticity and identification of the recently discovered James Ossuary. Eva.

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