Category Archives: Historicity

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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Did Jesus Really Exist? by Paul L. Maier

(6 min read; 1,476 words) Did Jesus Really Exist?.

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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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Were the Early Christians Really Persecuted? | J. Warner Wallace

Jim Wallace provides overwhelming evidence to refute the absurd claim that early Christians were not persecuted. (7 min read; 1,786 words) Were the Early Christians Really Persecuted? | Cold Case Christianity. (HT: Greg West of The Poached Egg from Ratio … Continue reading

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A Little Background on J. Warner Wallace

I’ve often posted links on this reference shelf to the work of J. Warner Wallace.  Here’s an indication of the degree of professional competence he brings to his apologetics work. Nightline clip about J. Warner Wallace and Deputy D.A. John … Continue reading

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The irreligious assault on the historicity of Jesus is impotent

Excerpt: It isn’t just bestselling atheists like Dawkins who make this faux pas. A measured journalist like ABC Radio National’s Michael Cathcart recently ventured unknowingly into the heavyweight ring and got caught out. In an otherwise excellent interview with Salman … Continue reading

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Dying for Belief: An analysis of a confused objection to one of the evidences for the resurrection | J. W. Wartick

(3 min read; 644 words) Dying for Belief: An analysis of a confused objection to one of the evidences for the resurrection by J. W. Wartick (HT: Greg West of The Poached Egg from Ratio Christi)

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The Five Common Objections to the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus | Matt Rawlings

(3 min read; 755 words) The Five Common Objections to the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus | Pastor Matt Matt Rawlings is a Teaching Pastor at Christ’s Community Church in Portsmouth, OH and an Attorney and a Regional Director … Continue reading

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14 Evidences for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ—and 14 References – Parchment and Pen Blog

(8 min read; 1,845 words) 14 Evidences for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ—and 14 References – Parchment and Pen BlogParchment and Pen Blog (HT: The Poached Egg from Greg West and Ratio Christi)

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