Skeptical scholars date the Gospels 40-60 years after the death of Jesus. If that’s the case, can they be reliable sources if they are so late after the events? As it turns out, there’s one main reason skeptics date the Gospels late, and it isn’t a very good reason. There are 13 different lines of evidence to think the Gospels were written well before 65 AD that I lay out in this show.
- 84 Reasons Why We Know Luke Was a Travelling Companion of Paul – isjesusalive.com.
- Is Bart Ehrman Right When He Says Half of Paul’s Letters are Forgeries? – CapturingChristianity.com
- The Reliability of Acts (Video) – Dr. Tim McGrew
- How We Know The Gospels were Written Prior to 70AD – J. Warner Wallace
- The Case for Jesus (Book) – Brant Pitre.
- Blog post on the same topic, which includes references to Josephus mentioned in the show.
Erik is a Reasonable Faith Chapter Director located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He’s a former freelance baseball writer and the co-owner of a vintage and handmade decor business with his wife, Dawn. He is passionate about the intersection of apologetics and evangelism.