Skeptics say that the Gospel writers make serious geographical errors, making them unreliable. Here I answer several examples that the critics provide. I also make the case that the Gospel writers were intimately familiar with Palestinian geography. This shows that they were not likely to be written by authors who were from far away or at least had no access to those very familiar with the land where the events reportedly happened.
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Sources and helpful links:
- Can We Trust the Gospels?, Peter J Williams,
- Alleged Historical Errors in the Gospels by Tim McGrew Part 1
- Part 2
- The Gospel Writers Knew Palestinian Geography, Ryan Leasure (blog)
- Did the author of Luke Make a Geographical Blunder? (blog)
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.