Category Archives: Interpretation

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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Were the New Testament translations corrupted? – William Lane Craig

Were the New Testament translations corrupted? – YouTube.

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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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The Bible Is Not One Book | J.W. Wartick

When one part of the Bible confirms another part, it is not one book confirming itself – which would be circular reasoning.  Rather, it is one book confirming a different book.  This is because the Bible is a collection of … Continue reading

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3 Ways Not to Use Greek in Bible Study | Justin Dillehay

Excerpt: Usage Trumps Etymology: Avoiding the Root Fallacy Scholars Are Necessary: Avoiding the Cult of the Amateur Context Is King: Avoiding the Overload Fallacy (7 min read; 1,795 words) 3 Ways Not to Use Greek in Bible Study | TGC … Continue reading

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New Website to Foster Biblical Literacy: “Bible Fluency”

A new website has been launched combat declining biblical literacy.  It is an effort led by Professor Kenneth Berding of Biola University.  From the “About” section of the website: Bible Fluency is a free learning program for those who desire to … Continue reading

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New website explores the history of the Bible and takes questions from site visitors

Opening paragraphs: Whether you know next to nothing about the Bible and want to become more knowledgeable or you consider yourself an expert, it might be worth checking out a new website entitled “Bible Odyssey: People Places and Passages.” Bibleodyssey.org explores … Continue reading

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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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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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Mike Licona’s Research on Plutarch’s Lives Relative to the Gospels

On July 12, 2014, Nick Peters interviewed Mike Licona about research on Plutarch’s Lives (links below). Some data points mentioned by Licona beginning about the 30:00 mark: – Licona wanted to research ancient biographies written 150-200 years either side of Christ for … Continue reading

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