Coming to theaters nationwide on April 7, 2017 from Pure The case for christ free pdf Entertainment. This week’s Bible Study of the Week is from session five of The Case for Christ video-based small group study by bestselling author Lee Strobel.
Lee takes you on an investigation of the life of Jesus from historical evidence and expert testimony. Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Skeptics dismiss the Jesus of the Gospels by claiming there is no evidence in the case for Christ. Watch the free session five video below and get our PDF download of the study guide accompaniment. Click here to access the free PDF study questions. Experts study these relics to learn what life was like in the days when Jesus walked the dusty roads of ancient Palestine. Hundreds of archaeological findings from the first century have been unearthed, and I was curious: did they undermine or undergird the eyewitness stories about Jesus?
At the same time, my curiosity was tempered by skepticism. I have heard too many Christians make exorbitant claims that archaeology can prove a lot more than it really can. I wasn’t interested in more of the same. His office features the kind of cozy couch you’d find on the front porch of a country home. Consequently, a critical issue is whether Luke was a historian who could be trusted to get things right.
He’s erudite, he’s eloquent, his Greek approaches classical quality, he writes as an educated man, and archaeological discoveries are showing over and over again that Luke is accurate in what he has to say. In fact, he added, there have been several instances, similar to the story about the harbor, in which scholars initially thought Luke was wrong in a particular reference, only to have later discoveries confirm that he was correct in what he wrote. For instance, in Luke 3:1 he refers to Lysanias being the tetrarch of Abilene in about AD 27. For years scholars pointed to this as evidence that Luke didn’t know what he was talking about, since everybody knew that Lysanias was not a tetrarch but rather the ruler of Chalcis half a century earlier. If Luke can’t get that basic fact right, they suggested, nothing he has written can be trusted.
It turned out there had been two government officials named Lysanias! Once more Luke was shown to be exactly right. NIV, in the city of Thessalonica. In the time of the politarchs .
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You can go to the British Museum and see it for yourself. And then, lo and behold, archaeologists have found more than thirty-five inscriptions that mention politarchs, several of these in Thessalonica from the same period Luke was referring to. Once again the critics were wrong and Luke was shown to be right. An objection popped into my mind. Yes, but in his gospel Luke says that Jesus was walking into Jericho when he healed the blind man Bartimaeus, while Mark says he was coming out of Jericho. Isn’t this a clear-cut contradiction that casts doubt on the reliability of the New Testament? It only appears to be a contradiction because you’re thinking in contemporary terms, in which cities are built and stay put.
But that wasn’t necessarily the case long ago. Jericho was in at least four different locations as much as a quarter of a mile apart in ancient times. The city was destroyed and resettled near another water supply or a new road or nearer a mountain or what- ever. The point is, you can be coming out of one site where Jericho existed and be going into another one, like moving from one part of suburban Chicago to another part of suburban Chicago.
What you’re saying is that both Luke and Mark could be right? Jesus could have been going out of one area of Jericho and into another at the same time. Again archaeology had answered another challenge to Luke. And given the large portion of the New Testament written by him, it’s extremely significant that Luke has been established to be a scrupulously accurate historian, even in the smallest details.
One prominent archaeologist carefully examined Luke’s references to thirty-two countries, fifty-four cities, and nine islands, finding not a single mistake. I wondered what scientists would have to say about John, whose gospel was sometimes considered suspect because he talked about locations that couldn’t be verified. Some scholars charged that since he failed to get these basic details straight, John must not have been close to the events of Jesus’ life. That conclusion, however, has been turned upside down in recent years. 15 records how Jesus healed an invalid by the Pool of Bethesda. John provides the detail that the pool had five porticoes. For a long time people cited this as an example of John being inaccurate, because no such place had been found.