Craig A. Evans

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Craig A. Evans
Born (1952-01-21) January 21, 1952 (age 63)
Nationality American
Occupation Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville
Known for American biblical scholar
Religion Christian
Denomination Evangelical
Awards D.Habil. by the Karoli Gaspard Reformed University in Budapest
Academic background
Education Claremont McKenna College, Western Baptist Seminary
Alma mater Claremont Graduate University
Academic work
Discipline New Testament studies
Institutions McMaster University
Trinity Western University

Craig Alan Evans is an evangelical New Testament scholar and author.


He earned his Bachelor of Arts in history and philosophy from Claremont McKenna College, a Master of Divinity from Western Baptist Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and his Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Claremont Graduate University in southern California.

He is Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament and director of the graduate program at Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.[1][2] Prior to coming to Acadia, he was a visiting assistant professor of religious studies at McMaster University and a professor of biblical studies at Trinity Western University.[2] Evans' research has led to conferences on subjects including the Dead Sea Scrolls,[1] issues related to the image and perception of Jesus Christ[3] and archaeology of the Bible.[4] He writes extensively on the historical Jesus and the Jewish background of the New Testament era and is considered one of the world's premiere historical Jesus scholars.[5]


Evans is the author or editor of over 50 books, some of which are listed below:[2]



  • Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels. InterVarsity Press. 2006. p. 290. ISBN 0-8308-3318-8. 
  • Coauthored with John J. Collins: Christian Beginnings and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Baker Academic. 2006. p. 144. ISBN 978-0-8010-2837-3. 
  • Ancient Texts For New Testament Studies: A Guide To The Background Literature. Hendrickson Publishers. 2005. p. 539. ISBN 978-1-56563-409-1. 
  • Jesus and the Ossuaries. Baylor University Press. 2003. p. 168. ISBN 0-918954-88-6. 
  • Coauthored with Paul Copan: Who Was Jesus?: A Jewish-Christian Dialogue. Westminster John Knox. 2001. p. 272. ISBN 0-664-22462-8. 
  • The Interpretation of Scripture in Early Judaism. Continuum International. 2000. ISBN 1-84127-076-8. 
  • Coauthored with Stanley E. Porter: Dictionary of New Testament Background. InterVarsity Press. 2000. p. 1328. ISBN 978-0-8308-1780-1. 
  • Coauthored with James A. Sanders: The Function of Scripture in Early Jewish and Christian Tradition. Continuum International. 1998. p. 504. ISBN 1-85075-830-1. 
  • Coauthored with Peter Flint: Eschatology, Messianism, and the Dead Sea. Eerdmans Books for Young. 1997. p. 167. ISBN 0-8028-4230-5. 
  • Noncanonical Writings and New Testament Interpretation. Hendrickson Publishers. 1992. p. 304. ISBN 978-0-943575-95-7. 


  1. ^ a b Waligorski, Rachel (2007-03-07). "Workshop on Christianity & Dead Sea Scrolls Draws Crowd". Baptist Press. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  2. ^ a b c Profile of Craig A. Evans, The Lost Gospel of Judas Project, National Geographic Society website, accessed March 10, 2008
  3. ^ Arlandson, James (2007-04-21). "The Deconstructed Jesus". American Thinker. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  4. ^ Arlandson, James (2007-09-27). "Archaeology and the Synoptic Gospels: Which way do the rocks roll?". American Thinker. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  5. ^ "Craig Evans vs. Bart Ehrman". Reasonable Faith. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 

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