The Historical Jesus Of The New Testament
In this class we will interview internationally known New Testament scholar, Craig Evans, about the contemporary state of historical Jesus research. We’ll also discover Jesus – the historical Jesus – as found in the pages of the New Testament.
Course at a Glance
90 hours of study in total
3-5 hours of study per week
About the Course
or just over 200 years, critical scholars have been saying that there is a big difference between the historical Jesus and the ‘Christ of faith’. This has led to all sorts of new approaches that attempt to uncover what Jesus really said and did. Theories have come and gone as scholars in each new generation have tried to explain away the portrait of Jesus found in the New Testament. Recent scholarship has focused on both the Jewish background of the life of Jesus as well as ancient methods of documenting history.
In this course we will focus on the historical Jesus of the New Testament and on the historical and cultural context in which Jesus lived. Our discussion with Dr. Craig Evans will reveal that the four canonical Gospels are not only reliable sources, but are the best place to discover the historical Jesus.
After completing this course, the student will have a better understanding of:
▷ the critical research of the past 200 years
▷ the Jewish background of the Gospels
▷ the life and times of the historical Jesus
강의계획서 (Course Syllabus):
▣ Lesson 1 – Overview and Origins
▣ Lesson 2 – Historical Context
▣ Lesson 3 – The Gospel Texts, Part I
▣ Lesson 4 – The Gospel Texts, Part II
▣ Lesson 5 – His Birth
▣ Lesson 6 – His Teaching
▣ Lesson 7 – His Identity
▣ Lesson 8 – His Miracles
▣ Lesson 9 – His Arrest and Trials
▣ Lesson 10 – His Crucifixion and Burial
▣ Lesson 11 – His Resurrection
▣ Lesson 12 – Extra Biblical References
▣ Lesson 13 – Archaeology
▣ Lesson 14 – The Contemporary Quest
Free Sample Lecture
Students need to purchase: Craig S. Keener, The Historical Jesus of the Gospels, Grand Rapids: Eerdman’s, 2009
Additional Readings will be available on itslearning, in PDF format.
Recommended Background: No prerequisites required
For Personal Enrichment
The student is guided through the teaching videos and reading material, and encouraged to take the short quiz at the end of each section in order to reinforce the information. The reading assignments are optional. Students are welcome to complete additional written assignments, but they will not be graded on them.
For Academic Credit
This course is eligible for 3 academic credits. In order to pass the course successfully, the student is required to submit all coursework within six months from the day of registration, and obtain a final grade not lower than 60. Course grades are based on quizzes, mid-term exam, and the final paper.
The course consists of 14 lessons that contain lecture videos and homework reading assignments.
This is a Self-Paced Online Course. The student is required to complete the course within six months from the day of registration, but is free to do so in his/her own pace and may review video lectures at any time during the course.
At the end of each lesson there is a short multiple-choice quiz to help reinforce the material studied.
For Personal Enrichment – $249 USD
For Academic Credit at a B.A. Level – $900 USD
For Academic Credit at a M.A. Level – $1,090 USD
Course Fees Notes
*These fees do not include required textbooks
**Payment is non-refundable
Dr. Craig A. Evans
PhD, is the John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins and Dean of the School of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University in Texas. A well-known evangelical scholar throughout the world, he is an elected member of the prestigious SNTS, a society dedicated to New Testament studies and has authored many books and articles on Jesus and the Second Temple Period.
Dr. David Mishkin
Dr. David Mishkin has a PhD in Biblical and Religious Studies, with a focus on Jewish Christian Relations. David serves on the faculty of Israel College of the Bible in Netanya, Israel, and has published several scholarly articles and books, including “The Wisdom of Alfred Edersheim”and “Rabbi and Redeemer: Discovering Yeshua in the Gospel of John.” and he co-edited A Handbook on the Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith.