Category Archives: Early Christianity (30-100 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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Craig Evans on the Reliability of the Bible

The link below is to the transcipt of an interview with New Testament scholar Craig A. Evans of Acadia Divinity College in Nova Scotia, Canada. Evans is a good source of information on the Bible for many reasons, but particularly … Continue reading

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Scholars Agree: Luke and Acts are History 

In this short post, Lenny Esposito quotes respected scholar Craig Keener on the issue of the historicity of Luke’s writing. (2 min read; 417 words) Source: Scholars Agree: Luke and Acts are History | Come Reason’s Apologetics Notes

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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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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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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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Notes on Population in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity

Related posts: Notes on Early Christian Churches Notes on Early New Testament Manuscripts The Population of Jerusalem in the 1st Century A.D. Joachim Jeremias (1900-1979) said that he thought the population of 1st-century Jerusalem was “around 25,000 to 30,000 inhabitants; … Continue reading

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Were the New Testament translations corrupted? – William Lane Craig

Were the New Testament translations corrupted? – YouTube.

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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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