Prof Craig A. Evans, BA, MDiv, MA, PhD

Professor Craig A. Evans is the Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College, Nova Scotia, Canada.

He was previously a professor at Trinity Western University, British Columbia, for over 20 years, directing the postgraduate Biblical Studies programme and founding the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, he received his M.Div. from Western Baptist Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Claremont Graduate University in southern California. He has also been awarded the D.Habil. by the Karoli Gaspard Reformed University in Budapest. A well-known evangelical scholar throughout the world, he is an elected member of the prestigious SNTS, a society dedicated to New Testament studies.

He was also a Visiting Fellow at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. Author and editor of more than sixty books and hundreds of articles and reviews, Professor Evans also regularly lectures and gives talks at popular conferences and retreats around the world on the historical Jesus, Archaeology, the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible.

Along with countless interviews on radio networks across Canada and the US, Evans has been seen on Dateline NBC, CBC, CTV, Day of Discovery and many documentaries aired on BBC, The Discovery Channel, History Channel and others. He has also served as a theological consultant for the National Geographic Society and for The Bible miniseries.

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Sept 2020 COVID-19 update

Professor Craig A. Evans is the Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was previously a professor at Trinity Western University, British Columbia, for over 20 years, directing the postgraduate Biblical Studies programme and founding the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, he received […]

New book from Trinity alumnus on the Church of England and racism

Professor Craig A. Evans is the Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was previously a professor at Trinity Western University, British Columbia, for over 20 years, directing the postgraduate Biblical Studies programme and founding the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, he received […]

Giving a night a week to learn more about God

Professor Craig A. Evans is the Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was previously a professor at Trinity Western University, British Columbia, for over 20 years, directing the postgraduate Biblical Studies programme and founding the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, he received […]

Telling the stories of God’s faithfulness

Professor Craig A. Evans is the Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was previously a professor at Trinity Western University, British Columbia, for over 20 years, directing the postgraduate Biblical Studies programme and founding the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, he received […]