Craig A. Evans

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Craig A. Evans
Born (1952-01-21) January 21, 1952 (age 65)
Nationality American
Occupation Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville
Houston Baptist University
Known for American biblical scholar
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 is a prolific writer with 70 books and over 500 journal articles and reviews to his name.[1]


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 John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins at Houston Baptist University.[2] Prior to Houston Baptist, he was Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament and director of the graduate program at Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia,[3] a visiting assistant professor of religious studies at McMaster University and a professor of biblical studies at Trinity Western University.[4] Evans' research has led to conferences on subjects including the Dead Sea Scrolls,[5] and archaeology of the Bible.[6]

Evans served as editor of the Bulletin for Biblical Research from 1994 to 2005.[7]



Evans is the author or editor of over 50 books, some of which are listed below:[4]

  • Evans, Craig A. (1992). Noncanonical Writings and New Testament Interpretation. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers. p. 304. ISBN 978-0-943575-95-7. 
  • ———; Hagner, Donald A., eds. (1993). Anti-Semitism and Early Christianity: issues of polemic and faith. Fortress Press. p. 304. ISBN 978-0-8006-2748-5. 
  • ———; Flint, Peter (1997). Eschatology, Messianism, and the Dead Sea. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Books for Young. p. 167. ISBN 0-8028-4230-5. 
  • ———; Sanders, James A. (1998). The Function of Scripture in Early Jewish and Christian Tradition. Continuum International. p. 504. ISBN 1-85075-830-1. 
  • ———; Porter, Stanley E., eds. (2000). Dictionary of New Testament Background. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. p. 1328. ISBN 978-0-8308-1780-1. 
  • ——— (2000). The Interpretation of Scripture in Early Judaism. Continuum International. ISBN 1-84127-076-8. 
  • ———; Copan, Paul, eds. (2001). Who Was Jesus?: A Jewish-Christian Dialogue. Louisville, KT: Westminster, John Knox Press. p. 272. ISBN 0-664-22462-8. 
  • ——— (2003). Jesus and the Ossuaries. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press. p. 168. ISBN 0-918954-88-6. 
  • ——— (2005). Ancient Texts For New Testament Studies: A Guide To The Background Literature. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers. p. 539. ISBN 978-1-56563-409-1. 
  • ———; Collins, John J., eds. (2006). Christian Beginnings and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. p. 144. ISBN 978-0-8010-2837-3. 
  • ——— (2006). Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. p. 290. ISBN 0-8308-3318-8. 
  • ———; Wright, N. T. (2009). Jesus, the Final Days: What Really Happened. Louisville, KT: Westminster, John Knox Press. p. 116. ISBN 0664233597. 
  • ——— (2012). Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence. Louisville, KT: Westminster, John Knox Press. p. 192. ISBN 0664234135. 
  • ——— (2014). From Jesus to the Church: The First Christian Generation. Louisville, KT: Westminster, John Knox Press. p. 188. ISBN 0664239056. 
  • ———; Beverley, James A. (2015). Getting Jesus Right: How Muslims get Jesus and Islam Wrong. Pickering, ON, Canada: Castle Quay Books. p. 352. ISBN 978-1927355459. 
  • ——— (2015). God Speaks: What He Says, What He Means. Franklin, TN: Worthy Publishing. p. 272. ISBN 978-1617954818. 
  • ———; Johnston, Jeremiah (2015). Jesus and the Jihadis: Confronting the Rage of Isis: the Theology Driving the Ideology. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers. p. 160. ISBN 0768408997. 
  • ——— (2015). Jesus and the Remains of His Day: Studies in Jesus and the Evidence of Material Culture. Shippensburg, PA: Destiny Image Publishers. p. 400. ISBN 978-1619707054. 



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