Category Archives: Historicity

Did the Apostles Die as Martyrs? – A short video from Sean McDowell

The video lasts only 2:37.

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Notes on the Verisimilitude of the New Testament

My post Craig Evans on the Reliability of the Bible.  It contains a link to a transcript of an interview with Evans titled “Is the Bible Reliable?”  (The article does not, however, contain the word “verisimilitude.”) YouTube video Bart Ehrman & Craig … Continue reading

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Why the Ancient Christian Record About Jesus Is the Most Reliable | by J. Warner Wallace

In this substantive post, Wallace includes a three-column chart showing the major historical claims about the life of Jesus from the point of view of the biblical writers, hostile Jewish witnesses, and hostile Gentile witnesses. (13-minute read; 3,103 words) Source: Why … Continue reading

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A. N. Sherwin-White on Jesus as Historical Figure

(2-minute read; 350 words) Source: Come Reason’s Apologetics Notes: A. N. Sherwin-White on Jesus as Historical Figure

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Craig Evans on the Reliability of the Bible

The link below is to the transcipt of an interview with New Testament scholar Craig A. Evans of Acadia Divinity College in Nova Scotia, Canada. Evans is a good source of information on the Bible for many reasons, but particularly … Continue reading

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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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Belief Map – Did Jesus rise from the dead?

This resource (from beliefmap.org) provides the evidence and logic behind a resonable faith in Jesus Christ. Belief Map – Did Jesus rise from the dead?.

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What Kind of Evidence Is Historical Evidence? – William Lane Craig

What Kind of Evidence Is Historical Evidence? – YouTube.

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Do the New Testament Documents Give Any Evidence for the Possibility of Miracles Occurring? – William Lane Craig

Do the New Testament Documents Give Any Evidence for the Possibility of Miracles Occurring? – YouTube.

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Evidence for Jesus Outside the New Testament

Michael F. Bird links to “Did Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible” – an article at Bible History Daily by Lawrence Mykytiuk. Bird calls it “a depressing read if you’re a Jesus Mythicist.” He also recommends Robert E. Van Voorst, … Continue reading

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