Jesus & His First Followers: What Current Archaeology and Biblical Research Are Telling Us
Jesus and His First Followers is a 3-DVD set featuring lectures by five eminent Bible scholars and archaeologists.
Each lecture will reveal how recent discoveries are changing the way we view the world of Jesus and the earliest Christians. Each lecture has been enhanced for maximum optimization of images and maps. Also included is an 8-page booklet containing lecturer handouts.
This DVD is the second volume in a 3-part series from Biblical Archaeology Society's Bible Fest VII held in San Antonio, Texas.
Bart Ehrman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Discoveries of New Gospels: The Case of the Gospel of Thomas
Discovered in Egypt in 1945, this Gnostic gospel purports to contain the "secret sayings" of Jesus.
Craig A. Evans, Acadia Divinity College | Jewish Burial Practices and the Resurrection of Jesus
A careful description of burial practices common in Jerusalem in Jesus' day provides insight into the gospel account of Jesus' death.
Tom McCollough, Centre College | The Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Roman Theater at Sepphoris
Located only 5 miles away from Jesus' hometown, the bustling commercial center of Sepphoris must have been attractive to young boys living in the small town of Nazareth. Did Jesus visit the city, and, if so, what might he have learned there? Did philosophers roam the streets? Were Greek dramas reenacted in the theater?
Birger A. Pearson, University of California, Santa Barbara | Was Mary Magdalene Jesus' Wife?
Dan Brown, in The DaVinci Code, says "yes." But Jesus' own teachings suggest otherwise.
Daniel Schowalter, Carthage College | First-Century Corinth and You Are There
Sail into the port, walk up the ancient road and visit the temples and the theater of the city Paul knew.
3 DVD set
Run time: Approx. 4 hours, 16 minutes
Includes: more than 150 images + 8-page booklet of speakers' handouts.