The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2003 - Religion - 135 pages
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This Modern Classic in the Field of New Testament Studies offers a compelling defense of biblical truth. F. F. Bruce, one of evangelicalism's most respected scholars, makes a clear case for the historical trustworthiness of the Christian Scriptures, drawing on evidence from the New Testament documents themselves as well as extrabiblical sources. Concise chapters explore the canon and dating of the New Testament, the nature of the Gospels (including a look at miracles), the life and writings of Paul, and archaeological and literary evidence. Including here a completely updated bibliography. Bruce's long-standing affirmation of the New Testament is still as authoritative and engaging as ever. Book jacket.
  

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User Review  - Sharon - Goodreads

Excellent reference that gathers sources regarding the books of the New Testament. My copy has become well worn with my use and with use from friends I lend it to! Read full review

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User Review  - Josiah Degraaf - Goodreads

Excellent walk-through on exactly why the books of the New Testament are historically reliable. Bruce does a great job of presenting all the historical evidence, engaging in philosophical assumptions ... Read full review

Contents

Does It Matter?
1
The New Testament Documents Their Date and Attestation
4
The Canon of the New Testament
16
The Gospels
25
The Gospel Miracles
61
The Importance of Pauls Evidence
75
The Writings of Luke
80
More Archaeological Evidence
94
The Evidence of Early Jewish Writings
102
The Evidence of Early Gentile Writers
116
Suggestions for Further Reading
125
Index of Names and Subjects
129
Index of Scripture References
133
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Bruce was the Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester, England.

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