This past weekend I had the privilege hearing Dr. Peter Williams, Warden (CEO) of Tyndale House, lecture on the historicity/reliability of the eyewitness testimony in the Gospels/Acts, sponsored by the Fox Valley Theological Society.
It was truly remarkable to see how meticulous the writers were in their testimony as they reported the events/people/places/geography; this being something we often overlook or take for grated. Disambiguating common names, exhibiting precision with regard to lesser known towns, and accurately reporting the plant life and health with regard to the time of year are only some of the validating points of the writers’ testimony.
Below are 3 videos, in the “Experts’ Evidence” series, recently released by Dr. Peter Williams & Tyndale House examining evidence for the trial, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus. I trust they’ll be encouraging/eye-opening to you as we approach the Easter season. Additionally, for helpful reading on the issue Dr. Williams suggested Richard Bauckham’s, Jesus and the Eyewitnesses. [An additional resource on the historicity and credibility of the resurrection, in particular, is: The Resurrection of the Son of God, by N.T. Wright]
EXPERTS’ EVIDENCE FOR JESUS’ TRIAL
Dr. Dirk Jongkind, a Research Fellow at Tyndale House, pieces together the earliest manuscript evidence for the New Testament and shows how it tells the story of Jesus’ trial before Pilate.
EXPERTS’ EVIDENCE FOR JESUS’ CRUCIFIXION
Dr. Peter Williams and Dr. David Instone Brewer look at the Munich Talmud, which contains traditional Jewish teaching, and discover how even the deleted text provides evidence for Jesus’ crucifixion! More…
EXPERTS’ EVIDENCE FOR JESUS’ RESURRECTION
Dr. Peter Williams gives a summary of the biblical evidence for the heart of the Christian faith – Jesus’ bodily resurrection.