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

The Historicity of Jesus

Whether or not a scholar of ancient times believes that Jesus was raised from the dead may be considered a spiritual, theological, or religious question.  But whether or not said scholar believes that Jesus was in fact a Jewish preacher who was … Continue reading

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Even Bart Ehrman Believes That Jesus Lived and Died

Like John Dominic Crossan, Bart Ehrman is a biblical scholar who denies that Jesus was raised from the dead.  But also like Crossan, Ehrman, along with practically all other modern scholars, is convinced of certain historical facts about Jesus.  When … Continue reading

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Did Paul Meet Jesus Before the Damascus Road? Stanley E. Porter

On February 19 – 21, 2014, Dr. Stanley E. Porter gave a series of four lectures titled “Did Paul Meet Jesus Before the Damascus Road?  The Evidence and the Implications.”  This lecture series was part of the H. Orton Wiley Lecture … Continue reading

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Conclusions About Historical Accuracy of the Bible by Glenn Smith

This post is mainly about the historical reliability of Luke-Acts. Excerpts: – The best evidence shows that Luke and Acts were composed by 60 A.D. – Luke and Acts are so well attested historically and archaeologically that they have more … Continue reading

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What and When Were the Earliest Claims About Jesus? – J. Warner Wallace

Jim Wallace builds a timeline of events backwards from 70 A.D. to 33 A.D., relying on Acts, then Luke, then Mark, then 1 Corinthians 15 (per Gary Habermas). What and When Were the Earliest Claims About Jesus? – YouTube.

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What Were the Disciples Saying About Jesus Prior to Writing the Gospels? | J. Warner Wallace

J. Warner Wallace shares a panel discussion with Gary Habermas. (6 min read; 1,494 words) What Were the Disciples Saying About Jesus Prior to Writing the Gospels? | Cold Case Christianity.

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The Apostle John’s Chain of Custody (Video) | J. Warner Wallace

The Apostle John’s Chain of Custody (Video) | Cold Case Christianity.

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Are The New Testament Documents Historically Credible? – William Lane Craig

The questioner in this video demonstrates a common but seldom-admitted skepticism about the New Testament documents – a skepticism that is abandoned when it comes to practically all other ancient literature. The questioner leads me to imagine a court case … Continue reading

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How Ancient Eyewitness Testimony Became the New Testament Gospel Record by J. Warner Wallace

(4 min read; 1,093 words) How Ancient Eyewitness Testimony Became the New Testament Gospel Record | Cold Case Christianity. (HT:  The Poached Egg from Ratio Christi)

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The Case for the Eyewitness Status of the Gospel Authors by J. Warner Wallace

(6 min read; 1,455 words) The Case for the Eyewitness Status of the Gospel Authors | Cold Case Christianity. (HT: The Poached Egg from Ratio Christi)

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