Category Archives: Dating Texts & Events

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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How Geographic Separation Affirms the Reliability of the New Testament | J. Warner Wallace

Jim Wallace shows how Clement, Ignatius, and Polycarp bear early 2nd Century witness to the 1st-century writings of the New Testament. (4 min read; 904 words) How Geographic Separation Affirms the Reliability of the New Testament | Cold Case Christianity. … Continue reading

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What Were the Disciples Saying About Jesus Prior to Writing the Gospels? | J. Warner Wallace

J. Warner Wallace shares a panel discussion with Gary Habermas. (6 min read; 1,494 words) What Were the Disciples Saying About Jesus Prior to Writing the Gospels? | Cold Case Christianity.

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Christian Medical Comment: How do we know the NT documents were written in the first century?

(6 min read; 1,510 words) Christian Medical Comment: How do we know the NT documents were written in the first century? (HT: Greg West at The Poached Egg from Ratio Christi) [Editorial Note:  After publishing this post, I learned that … 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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The “Original” Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls – Biblical Archaeology Society

(4 min read; 896 words, footnotes included) The “Original” Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls – Biblical Archaeology Society. (HT: Jim Davila’s PaleoJudaica blog)

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How do we know the NT documents were written in the first century?

The referenced post was written Peter Saunders, CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Excerpt: The earliest undisputed manuscript of a New Testament book is the John Rylands papyrus (p52) … Continue reading

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Dating for New Testament Books

No book of the New Testament includes a date when it was written. Moreover, folks living in that age didn’t even count time the way we do (i.e. BC-AD).  Nevertheless, all New Testament books are deemed to have been written in … Continue reading

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“The Early Text of the New Testament” is Now in Paperback – Michael Kruger

Michael J. Kruger announces on his blog the availability of the paperback edition of this book ($45) for those who thought that the hardback edition ($175) was too expensive.  I think there is a Kindle version for $99 as well.) … Continue reading

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The content of this post has been moved to and incorporated with Annotated Bibliography on New Testament Text and Canon.

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