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HISTORICAL RELIABILITY: More Reasons to Believe the Bible is Credible History

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Lesson

Blomberg addresses the issues of the non-Christian testimony to Jesus, archaeology, and the testimony of other early Christian Writers. He concludes with a powerful discussion of three ways to believe, and what the relationship is between faith and reason.

Outline

10. Non-Christian Testimony to Jesus

Jewish

Greek

Roman

Conclusion on what we know for sure about Jesus

11. Archaeology

Pools of Bethesda and Siloam

Pilate Inscription

Johanan’s crucifixion

The “Jesus Boat”

Caiaphas’ Tomb

James’ ossuary

Foundations of a first century home in Nazareth

12. Testimony of other early Christian Writers (Before the gospels were written)

Various verses

1 Corinthians 15:3-5

Paul’s conversion and learning was within 1-2 years of Jesus’ death.

Craig Keener, Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts

Conclusion: Three ways to believe

1. Leap of faith despite the evidence

2. Historical evidence is irrelevant

3. Leap propelled by momentum