Dr. Craig Evans, is the Dean of School of Christian Thought in Houston Baptist University, and the John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins. Dr. Evans's primary teaching focus is New Testament and background to the New Testament. Dr. Evans has published more than 600 scholarly studies, including more than 70 books. His most recent book "Jesus and the Remains of His day" is a collection of thirteen articles on various aspects of how archaeological evidence enlightens our understanding of the life and death of Jesus and the culture in which he lived.
In this interview with Carey, Dr. Craig Evans goes in depth about the Jewish practices of death and burial as we take a look into Jesus' death 2000 years ago.
Understanding archeology is important to our faith. What it does is that it shows that the gospels are telling the truth. When you dig things up you find things as they really were.
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and the Book of Acts talk about real people, real places and real events. All archaeologists working in Israel make use of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Acts, not the other gospels that that Dan Brown talked about.
We find things in Israel every single year that is why I wrote this book to get caught up in the field, we keep finding things. Nobody would use a source that didn't tell you anything helpful. Matthew, Mark, Luke John and Acts shed light on the life of Jesus, and that is why archaeologists know where to dig and how to interpret what they dig up in light of what these New Testaments tell us.
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