Lecture 6: Introduction and first three questions
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Dr. Blomberg begins by introducing the issue of the historical reliability of the New Testament documents, focusing on Dan Brown and some of the other recent "discoveries." He will cover 12 truths agreed upon except by the most liberal theologians.
1. Question of the ancient texts (referencing Bart Ehrman, Misquoting Jesus).
How many textual variants are there, really?
What does textual criticism prove?
2. Who wrote the Gospels? If the church are making up the stories, would they have attributed the gospels to these four?
3. When were the Gospels written? Was there really enough time past between the event and the writing for error to creep in?
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