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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Gospels as eye witness accounts by Peter Williams

Williams looks at the names in the Gospels and compares them with names in the apocryphal gospels and the names in use at the time in Palestine:

The Gospels have the pattern of names we would expect them to have if they are reporting what real people said and did.

The pattern would be too complex for an ancient forger to produce.
He also looks at the geography and botany in the Gospels.

He concludes:

Can't prove everything to be historical
But if the Gospels result from conspiracy or incompetence this is not what you would expect
If the Gospels were produced on basis of stories several steps removed from eyewitnesses this is not what you expect

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