NT307 Archaeology and the New Testament

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In this course, Craig Evans describes the world of Jesus and the early church in detail based on archeology. He draws connections between archaeological finds and relevant Scripture passages and theological issues. Evans discusses how archaeology sheds light on the synagogues of Israel, literacy of the time, Pilate and Caiaphas, and burial traditions.

The Tasks of Archaeology

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

2m
Recovery of Material Culture

Recovery of Material Culture

6m
Studying Archaeology with The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land

Studying Archaeology with The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land

3m
Related Disciplines

Related Disciplines

5m
Contribution of Science

Contribution of Science

6m
Spectrometrical Analysis: An Example of Science Aiding Archaeology

Spectrometrical Analysis: An Example of Science Aiding Archaeology

4m
Other Enhancements and Analyses

Other Enhancements and Analyses

6m
Important Excavation Sites

Important Excavation Sites

7m

Jesus and the Synagogues

Preview of Remaining Course Topics

Preview of Remaining Course Topics

4m
Jesus Visited the Synagogues

Jesus Visited the Synagogues

6m
Searching for Synagogue References in the New Testament

Searching for Synagogue References in the New Testament

3m
But Were There Synagogues?

But Were There Synagogues?

6m
The Capernaum Synagogue

The Capernaum Synagogue

6m
Have We Found Peter’s House?

Have We Found Peter’s House?

6m
Gamla

Gamla

5m
The Herodium

The Herodium

5m
Jericho

Jericho

5m
Studying Jericho with Image Searching and the Bible Facts Report

Studying Jericho with Image Searching and the Bible Facts Report

4m
Jerusalem

Jerusalem

8m
Magdala

Magdala

6m
Masada

Masada

4m
Modi’in and Qiryat Sefer

Modi’in and Qiryat Sefer

5m
Nazareth and Sepphoris

Nazareth and Sepphoris

6m

Books and Artifacts

Researching the Theory that Jesus Was a Jewish Cynic

Researching the Theory that Jesus Was a Jewish Cynic

5m
Book Culture and Literacy

Book Culture and Literacy

7m
The Suffering Servant and Jesus

The Suffering Servant and Jesus

7m
Researching New Testament Quotes or Allusions to Isaiah

Researching New Testament Quotes or Allusions to Isaiah

5m
The Qumran Scroll and the Leningrad Codex

The Qumran Scroll and the Leningrad Codex

6m

Pilate and Caiaphas

The Aramaic Targums

The Aramaic Targums

6m
The Caiaphas Ossuary

The Caiaphas Ossuary

4m
Other High Priests and Miriam

Other High Priests and Miriam

5m
Finding and Exporting Images of Ossuaries

Finding and Exporting Images of Ossuaries

4m
Pontius Pilate

Pontius Pilate

7m
Finding Pilate in the Writings of Josephus and Philo

Finding Pilate in the Writings of Josephus and Philo

3m

Jewish Tombs and Burial Traditions

Procurator or Prefect?

Procurator or Prefect?

9m
The Importance of the Archaeology of Burial

The Importance of the Archaeology of Burial

6m
Jewish Burial Practices: Burial and Funeral

Jewish Burial Practices: Burial and Funeral

7m
Jewish Burial Practices: Ossilegium

Jewish Burial Practices: Ossilegium

6m
The Soul Departs Three Days after Death

The Soul Departs Three Days after Death

4m

Jesus’ Death and Burial Compared with Jewish Burial Traditions

Resources for Studying Ancient Cultural Backgrounds

Resources for Studying Ancient Cultural Backgrounds

4m
Why Such Large Crowds Followed Jesus

Why Such Large Crowds Followed Jesus

7m
Whitewashed Tombs

Whitewashed Tombs

4m
Let the Dead Bury Their Own Dead

Let the Dead Bury Their Own Dead

6m
Researching Matthew 8:22 with the Passage Guide

Researching Matthew 8:22 with the Passage Guide

4m
Lazarus

Lazarus

6m
Jesus is Anointed with Perfume

Jesus is Anointed with Perfume

5m
Two Sites Are Claimed to Be Jesus’ Burial Place

Two Sites Are Claimed to Be Jesus’ Burial Place

5m
Studying Joseph of Arimathea with Bible Facts

Studying Joseph of Arimathea with Bible Facts

3m
Jewish Piety Required Burial

Jewish Piety Required Burial

6m
Did Pilate Permit the Burial of Jesus?

Did Pilate Permit the Burial of Jesus?

7m
Burial Restrictions for Executed Criminals

Burial Restrictions for Executed Criminals

6m
The Death and Burial of Jesus

The Death and Burial of Jesus

7m
The Talpiot Tomb Prompts Speculation

The Talpiot Tomb Prompts Speculation

5m
Solving the Mystery of the Gable

Solving the Mystery of the Gable

6m

Conclusion

More Conclusions Concerning the Talpiot Tomb

More Conclusions Concerning the Talpiot Tomb

6m
Summing Up the Course

Summing Up the Course

3m