Category Archives: Attestation & Corroboration

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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The Historicity of Jesus

Whether or not a scholar of ancient times believes that Jesus was raised from the dead may be considered a spiritual, theological, or religious question.  But whether or not said scholar believes that Jesus was in fact a Jewish preacher who was … Continue reading

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Even Bart Ehrman Believes That Jesus Lived and Died

Like John Dominic Crossan, Bart Ehrman is a biblical scholar who denies that Jesus was raised from the dead.  But also like Crossan, Ehrman, along with practically all other modern scholars, is convinced of certain historical facts about Jesus.  When … Continue reading

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Even John Dominic Crossan is certain that Jesus was crucified.

 “That he was crucified is as sure as anything historical can ever be, since both Josephus and Tacitus … agree with the Christian accounts on at least that basic fact.” Crossan, John Dominic (1995). Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography. HarperOne. p. … 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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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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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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How Heretics Help Establish the Historicity of Jesus | J. Warner Wallace

(3 min read; 822 words) How Heretics Help Establish the Historicity of Jesus | Cold Case Christianity.

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A Brief Sample of Archaeology Corroborating the Claims of the New Testament | J. Warner Wallace

(4 min read; 1,042 words) A Brief Sample of Archaeology Corroborating the Claims of the New Testament | Cold Case Christianity. (HT: Greg West of The Poached Egg from Ratio Christi)

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