The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Apr 2, 2003 - Religion - 149 pages
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"In this modern classic in the field of New Testament studies, F. F. Bruce, one of evangelicalism's most respected scholars, makes a clear case for the historical trustworthiness of the Christian Scriptures. Are the New Testament documents reliable? Drawing on evidence from the documents themselves, as well as from sources outside the New Testament, Bruce demonstrates that they are. In concise, clearly written chapters, Bruce explores 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 sources of the New Testament period. The result is an expert, convincing and thoroughly engaging affirmation of the New Testament." --
 

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Comprehensive and concise.

User Review  - Michael - Christianbook.com

I was introduced to F. F. Bruce at the age of 18 through his commentary on Acts. Even then I knew I was reading a solid, thorough, down-to-earth scholar. His work on the reliability of the New ... Read full review

User Review  - Robert Kreger - Christianbook.com

This is a very enlightening book. I had a difficult time putting it down. I would encourage any serious student of the Bible to read this book. The reputation of F.F. Bruce is impeccable. He is a verytrusted and thorough author. Excellent reading!! Read full review

Contents

Does It Matter?
xiii
The New Testament Documents Their Date and Attestation
2
The Canon of the New Testament
14
The Gospels
23
The Gospel Miracles
59
The Importance of Pauls Evidence
73
The Writings of Luke
78
More Archaeological Evidence
92
The Evidence of Early Jewish Writings
100
The Evidence of Early Gentile Writers
114
Suggestions for Further Reading
123
Index of Names and Subjects
127
Index of Scripture References
131
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(1910 1990) The Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester, England. During his distinguished career he wrote numerous widely used commentaries and books and served as the general editor of the New International Commentary on the New Testament series from 1962 to 1990.

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