James H. Charlesworth is George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary and editor of the seminary’s Dead Sea Scrolls project. He has edited Hillel and Jesus (1997, with Loren L. Johns) and The Messiah (1992), from Fortress Press, and The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, 2 vols. (1983, 1985). He has also authored numerous works, including The Good and Evil Serpent: How a Universal Symbol Became Christianized (2010); The Historical Jesus (2008); and Jesus and Archaeology (2006).
James H. Charlesworth gathers essays from world-renowned archaeologists and biblical scholars to address the current state of knowledge and to consider anew vital questions about the temple's significance for Jesus, for his followers, and for New Testament readers today.