Craig A. Evans

Craig Evans is a well-known New Testament scholar, who has taught and lectured in North America and around the world. He has published more than 90 books and has authored more than 650 academic and popular publications. Besides enjoying a very active life in the academy, Evans has frequently served as an expert speaker and consultant in television programs and documentaries. He also served as an expert consultant for Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s The Bible television mini-series, which aired in 2013 and was viewed by more than 100 million.


In a pro bono capacity Evans has taught in strategic locations around the world, including Eastern Europe, Israel, China, Indonesia, and Cuba. A frequent visitor to the Middle East, Evans has an informed understanding of this troubled and vital region. He taught at Trinity Western University for more than twenty years, where he founded the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute and directed the Graduate Program in Biblical Studies, thirteen years at Acadia University, and since 2016 has served on the faculties of Houston Christian University and The Bible Seminary in Texas.


Evans received his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Claremont Graduate University and the D.Habil. in New Testament from Károli Gáspár Református University in Budapest. He has supervised doctoral students at Bristol and Aberdeen in the UK. Evans has also lectured at Cambridge, Durham, Oxford, and Yale, and frequently speaks at scholarly and popular conferences in North America and around the world, including the well-known Biblical Archaeology Society seminars.