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The Unique Problem of Miracles (part 2)

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Lesson

Do miracles outside of the Bible that parallel biblical miracles call into question the veracity of the latter? The fact of the matter is that they were different and often later than Jesus’ miracles.

Outline

I. MIRACLES OUTSIDE THE NEW TESTAMENT

A. New Testament Apocrypha are quite different

B. Greek and Roman heroes or gods

1. Apollonius of Tyana is post-Jesus

2. Mithras

3. Horus

C. Magic and exorcisms

D. Jewish backgrounds

II. SUPPORT FOR NEW TESTAMENT MIRACLES

A. Multiple attestation

B. Multiple literary forms

C. Double dissimilarity and double similarity

D. Coherence with parables and kingdom of God

E. The nature miracles

F. The virginal conception and resurrection