Dr. Craig Blomberg discusses why we can believe the Bible (:10), and Ryan Nelson talks about how Flavius Josephus influences our understanding of the New Testament.
See why we can still trust Scripture
Challenges to the reliability of Scripture are common today. Distinguished biblical scholar Craig Blomberg offers an accessible and nuanced argument for the Bible’s reliability in response to the extreme views about Scripture and its authority articulated by both sides of the debate. He believes a careful analysis of the relevant evidence shows we have reason to be more confident in the Bible than ever before.
As he traces his own academic and spiritual journey, Blomberg sketches out the case for confidence in the Bible in spite of various challenges to the trustworthiness of Scripture, offering a positive, informed, and defensible approach.
Scot McKnight says, “Whether you agree on specific points, this is the finest example I know of for how to defend the Bible.”
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As a historian, Josephus provided invaluable records of the Jewish War, documented in these three volumes. It is believed that the text was originally written in Aramaic and addressed to the Jews living in Mesopotamia, though Josephus later translated it into Greek. Also included in the Select Works of Josephus are his autobiography and Against Apion, which defends Judaism as classical religion and philosophy.
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The Flavius Josephus Collection offers an up-to-date assessment of the life of the great historian and English translations of his key works. Brimming with insight, the five titles critically examine Josephus’ Life, analyze his portrayal of the Pharisees throughout his canon, and present a new English translation of and commentary on his Judean Antiquities. The Flavius Josephus Collection will be an invaluable addition to the libraries of all biblicists, scholars of ancient Judaism, and anyone wishing to dive deep into the world of the preeminent Jewish chronicler, Josephus.
Few authors have had as much influence on our understanding of the New Testament world as Josephus. His key works, The Antiquities of the Jews, The War of the Jews, Against Apion and the autobiographical Life have been scoured by scholars for centuries for their extensive historical and linguistical yield. These works, written from Josephus’ vantage as a first-century Jewish historian and eyewitness to the first Jewish-Roman war, render an unparalleled depiction of the historical context in which Jesus and the apostles lived and died. The impact Josephus has made on scholarship pertaining to the era of Christ cannot be overstated.
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