The Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, are they historically accurate? What evidence is there that the recorded events actually happened? New Testament scholar Peter J. Williams and I explore these themes and more in our talk about his intriguing book Can We Trust the Gospels?.
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About the Book: Is there evidence to believe the Gospels?
The Gospels―Matthew, Mark, Luke, John―are four accounts of Jesus’s life and teachings while on earth. But should we accept them as historically accurate? What evidence is there that the recorded events actually happened?
Presenting a case for the historical reliability of the Gospels, New Testament scholar Peter Williams examines evidence from non-Christian sources, assesses how accurately the four biblical accounts reflect the cultural context of their day, compares different accounts of the same events, and looks at how these texts were handed down throughout the centuries. Everyone from the skeptic to the scholar will find powerful arguments in favor of trusting the Gospels as trustworthy accounts of Jesus’s earthly life.
About the Author: Peter J. Williams (PhD, University of Cambridge) is the principal of Tyndale House. He is also chair of the International Greek New Testament Project, which is producing the largest scholarly edition ever attempted of a single book of the New Testament, namely the Editio Critica Maior of John’s Gospel. He is the author of Early Syriac Translation Technique and the Textual Criticism of the Greek Gospels.
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Books by Peter J. Wiliams:
182: Peter Williams – The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge
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