Category Archives: An Ancient Text

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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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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Ancient Authors Did Not Attempt to Quote Word for Word – from a post by Timothy Paul Jones

 [T]he notion of word-for-word agreement is a relatively recent historical development. In times of antiquity it was not the practice to give a verbatim repetition every time something was written out. To be sure, I don’t believe that one passage … Continue reading

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