Craig Evans

 Craig Evans
Address31 Horton Avenue
Wolfville, NS

Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament; Director of MA Program; Director of the Hayward Lectures, Acadia Divinity College, Acadia University

B.A., Claremont McKenna College,
M.Div., Western Baptist Seminary in Portland,
M.A., Claremont Graduate University,
Ph.D, Claremont Graduate University in southern California.,

Craig Evans received his B.A. degree in History and Philosophy from Claremont McKenna College, his M.Div. degree from Western Baptist Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Biblical Studies from Claremont Graduate University in southern California.

After teaching one year at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Evans taught at Trinity Western University in British Columbia for twenty-one years, where he directed the graduate program in Biblical Studies and founded the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute. He was also for one year a Visiting Fellow at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. Evans joined the Acadia Divinity College faculty in 2002.

During the 2006 graduation ceremonies Evans received the Acadia University Alumni Award for Excellence in Research. The following year Evans gave the commencement address at Atlantic Baptist University and was presented with the University’s Leadership Award.

Author and editor of more than fifty books and hundreds of articles and reviews, Professor Evans has given lectures at Cambridge, Durham, Oxford, Yale, and other universities, colleges, seminaries, and museums, such as the Field Museum in Chicago and the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa. He also regularly lectures and gives talks at popular conferences and retreats on the Bible and Archaeology, and Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Evans has appeared several times on the television programs Faith and Reason and the John Ankerberg Show. He has appeared in several History Channel and BBC documentaries and is a regular guest on Dateline NBC. Evans also served on the National Geographic Society’s Gospel of Judas project and several sequels.

Dr. Evans and his wife Ginny live in Kentville located in historic Annapolis Valley and have two grown daughters and a grandson.

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