Evans decries Jesus mythicism, alleged Vatican conspiracies, and other nonhistorical and nonscholarly theories abounding in our current culture.
CRAIG EVANS. FABRICATING JESUS. FROM THE GNOSTIC GOSPELS TO THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS 2012 – YouTube (22:51).
In this clip, Evans points out that none of the Dead Sea Scrolls mention Jesus or John the Baptist. Yet they are nonetheless very helpful for understanding Jesus and His times.
Philo indicates the primary purpose for going to the synagogue was to study scripture.
via Judaism in the Second Temple Period: Synagogues « Reading Acts.
From Max Andrews at Sententias comes The Bible’s Use of Non-Biblical Texts.
Michael F. Bird begins a review of The Jewish Gospels: The Story of the Jewish Christ by Daniel Boyarin.
The Divinity of Jesus in Early Judaism.
See also Joel Willitts’ comments on this book here.
And William Varner’s comments on it here.