Category Archives: Earliest Christianity (30-50 A.D.)

Notes on Early Christian Churches

Related posts: Notes on Early New Testament Manuscripts Notes on Population in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity From Encountering the Manuscripts: An Introduction to New Testament Paleography & New Testament by Philip W. Comfort (see Annotated Bibliography on New … Continue reading

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Why the Ancient Christian Record About Jesus Is the Most Reliable | by J. Warner Wallace

In this substantive post, Wallace includes a three-column chart showing the major historical claims about the life of Jesus from the point of view of the biblical writers, hostile Jewish witnesses, and hostile Gentile witnesses. (13-minute read; 3,103 words) Source: Why … Continue reading

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The Reliability of the Oral Tradition That Preceded the New Testament

This 14:49 video discusses the oral tradition about Jesus which preceded, and was the basis for, the written texts we have in the New Testament. Excerpt (14:14 through 14:35): Scholars estimate the reliability of an oral tradition can last for … Continue reading

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Defining Apostolicity

This is a subsidiary post of Apostolicity and the New Testament. Campenhausen, Hans von.  The Formation of the Christian Bible.  trans. J. A. Baker.  Augsburg Fortress, 1972; Sigler Press, 1997 edition.  See p. 330. “So far as any ‘principle’ can … Continue reading

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What Kind of Evidence Is Historical Evidence? – William Lane Craig

What Kind of Evidence Is Historical Evidence? – YouTube.

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Evidence for Jesus Outside the New Testament

Michael F. Bird links to “Did Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible” – an article at Bible History Daily by Lawrence Mykytiuk. Bird calls it “a depressing read if you’re a Jesus Mythicist.” He also recommends Robert E. Van Voorst, … Continue reading

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William Lane Craig Explains the Importance of History to Faith

I love the clear-cut way he answers the question.  He reflects and then draws a deep breath before he answers.  When he does answer, he hangs faith completely on fact, just as Paul did in 1 Corinthians 15:12-20.  This is the kind … Continue reading

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J. Warner Wallace – The Top Three Reasons the Bible Is Reliable – YouTube

J. Warner Wallace – The Top Three Reasons the Bible Is Reliable – YouTube.

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William Lane Craig on the Historical Value of the New Testament

Is There Extrabiblical Evidence About Jesus’ Life? – YouTube.

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The Historicity of the Resurrection of Christ

“I have been used for many years to study the histories of other times, and to examine and weigh the evidence of those who have written about them, and I know of no one fact in the history of mankind … Continue reading

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