Sunday, September 21, 2008

There's lots of evidence for Jesus! (Sarcasm) (3 min)


Anonymous said...

LOL, excellent!

"Apart from the New Testament writings and later writings dependent upon these, our sources of information about the life and teaching of Jesus are scanty and problematic"

- F.F. Bruce, "New Testament History" (163) founder of the modern evangelical movement

- Who Was Jesus? page 84


"...there are very few sources for knowledge of the historical Jesus beyond the four canonical Gospels. Paul and Josephus offer little more than tidbits. Claims that later apocryphal Gospels and the Nag Hammadi material supply independent and reliable historical information about Jesus are largely fantasy. In the end, the historian is left with the difficult task of sifting through the Four Gospels for historical tradition."

- John P. Meier, "A Marginal Jew," vol. II, 5.

- Who Was Jesus? page 86

* Dr. Meier is a Catholic University New Testament professor, Catholic priest and monsignor


"The only definite account of his life and teachings is contained in the four Gospels of the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. All other historical records of the time are silent about him. The brief mentions of Jesus in the writings of Josephus, Tacitus and Suetonius have been generally regarded as not genuine and as Christian interpolations; in Jewish writings there is no report about Jesus that has historical value. Some scholars have even gone so far as to hold that the entire Jesus story is a myth…"

- The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia (v.6,83)

- WWJ 84

Anonymous said...

I just want to say thank you to whoever posted this video/blog - I have read "Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ" by D.M. Murdock and found to be an extraordinary read. It's full of commentary from the following Christian authorities, apologists and evangelicals, as well as New Testament scholars:

John Ankerberg
Craig L. Blomberg
F.F. Bruce
William Lane Craig
John Dominic Crossan
Bart Ehrman
Norman Geisler
Gary Habermas
Josh McDowell
John P. Meier
Bruce M. Metzger
J.P. Moreland
Ronald H. Nash
Lee Strobel
Merrill C. Tenney
Ben Witherington
Edwin Yamauchi
And more!


Also, a foreword by Dr. Robert M. Price. This is a book that everyone should read, theists and atheists alike.