Are the Biographies of Jesus Trustworthy?

8 Jun

Craig Blomberg of Denver Seminary, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the biographies of Jesus, built a convincing case that they reflect eyewitness testimony and bear the unmistakable earmarks of accuracy. So early are these accounts of Jesus’ life that they cannot be explained away as legendary inventions. “Within the first two years after his death,” Blomberg said, “significant  numbers of Jesus’ followers seem to have formulated a doctrine of the atonment, they were convinced that he had been raised from the dead in bodily form, associated Jesus with God, and believed they found support for all these convictions in the Old Testament.” A study indicates that there was nowhere enough time for legend to have developed and wiped out a solid core of historical truth.

— Lee Strobel, The Case for a Creator

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