Category Archives: Other Biblical-Era Literature

Notes on Forgery and Pseudepigraphy

This post is about forgeries and pseudepigrapha in ancient times – whether merely alleged or actually proven, and whether alleged by ancient scholars or modern ones. ##### What the Ancients Thought About Forgeries This is found in Forged: Writing in the … Continue reading

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References to New Testament Persons Outside the Bible

(These could be called extra-biblical or extrabiblical sources.) Wikipedia article:  List of biblical figures identified in extra-biblical sources John the Baptist is mentioned by Josephus. Jesus Peter James the brother of Jesus is mentioned by Josephus. Paul

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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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Alternative Gospels? (Craig A. Evans and Charles E. Hill)

Alternative Gospels? – YouTube. Includes biblical scholars Craig A. Evans and Charles E. Hill

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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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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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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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Did Jesus Really Exist? by Paul L. Maier

(6 min read; 1,476 words) Did Jesus Really Exist?.

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

Jim Wallace compares the biblical witnesses with hostile Jewish and Gentile witnesses. (13 min read; 3,110 words) Why the Ancient Christian Record About Jesus Is the Most Reliable | Cold Case Christianity.

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A Deeper Look at the Reliability of the Bible by Craig Keener

In this post, Craig Keener looks at three different historical periods covered by the Bible – the times of Abraham, Israel’s Kings, and Jesus – and explains how our historical knowledge of each period differs.  In providing this nuance, Keener … Continue reading

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