Category Archives: Genre

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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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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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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Ancient and Modern Historiography: What Are The Gospels? | THINKAPOLOGETICS.COM

I think the writer here is Eric Chabot.  In any case, he is focused on the genre of the gospels.  In the conclusion, he writes: It is my hope that more people will take the time to look at the genre … Continue reading

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