In the first episode of our third season, we’re taking a close look at the New Testament – the second part of the Bible. Many scholars have pointed out historical inaccuracies in the gospels, or inconsistencies between the gospels that would surely call into question their reliability as sources for the historical Jesus. Some have suggested that the gospels weren’t actually written by who we think they were written by. Or claim that many of the letters written by Paul that appear in the Bible, weren’t penned by Paul at all. Professor Craig Blomberg has spent a lifetime digging around these ‘Bible mistakes’. And he’s not convinced that they are, in fact, mistakes.
Listen to John Dickson and Craig Blomberg talk about the differences in the gospels and the Book of Acts when it comes to telling how Judas Iscariot dies.
- For more on Professor Craig Blomberg, check out his website.
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- Special thanks to Zondervan Academic, our show sponsor, publishers of the Collected Essays of N.T. Wright.
- Read more about the famous ‘Wicked Bible’ in this Washington Post article.
- Grab Craig Blomberg’s latest book, The Historical Reliability of the New Testament, here.
- Other scholars who have written about the Book of John: Martin Hengel and Richard Bauckham.
- Episode 7 of Undeceptions, called Gospel Truth with Peter Williams is a good sister-podcast for this one. Check it out.
- Read Saint Saul: A Skeleton Key to the Historical Jesus by Donald Harman Akenson (mentioned in this episode’s 5 Minute Jesus)
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