Apologetics Resource: Apologetics QuickGuide

Announcing: APOLOGETICS QUICKGUIDE Here is a series of online presentations that I did with the wonderful assistance of Clint Loveness called “Apologetics QuickGuide.” It follows the topics from the above menu link: Is Christianity True? It was filmed at a great location, by a professional film crew.  The quality is outstanding, making the content that… Continue reading Apologetics Resource: Apologetics QuickGuide

Earliest Fragment of Mark Published

The earliest fragment of the gospel of Mark has been published.  Elijah Hixson, adjunct lecturer at Edinburgh Bible College and a regular contributor to the Evangelical Textual Criticism blog, wrote for Christianity Today on May 30, 2018 that “Egypt Exploration Society has recently published a Greek papyrus” and “that the manuscript was written in the range of A.D.… Continue reading Earliest Fragment of Mark Published

Biblical Archaeology: New ESV Archaeology Study Bible

A great apologetical resource will be made available by Crossway Publishers. They are about to release their new ESV Archaeology Study Bible in April 30, 2018.  Dr. John D. Currid, the Carl W. McMurray Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, is the Old Testament editor, while Dr. David Chapman (PhD, Cambridge) is the New… Continue reading Biblical Archaeology: New ESV Archaeology Study Bible

First Century Manuscript, Mummy Masks, Hobby Lobby, The Museum of the Bible, and waiting! [UPDATE: and . . . not first century]

The earliest manuscript (written copy) of the New Testament is the John Ryland fragment, sometimes called P52. Concerning manuscripts, there are no original documents (called “autographs”) of any book of the New Testament.  In order to reproduce what was in the original you have to compare and contrast the varied manuscripts (copies).  The more manuscripts you have the… Continue reading First Century Manuscript, Mummy Masks, Hobby Lobby, The Museum of the Bible, and waiting! [UPDATE: and . . . not first century]

Biblical Archaeology: 23 New Testament Figures Confirmed

I posted earlier how archaeology has confirmed over 50 real people from the bible.  It was one of the most popular articles published by Biblical Archaeology Review by Lawrence Mykytiuk, associate professor of library science and the history librarian at Purdue University holding a Ph.D. in Hebrew and Semitic Studies and is the author of… Continue reading Biblical Archaeology: 23 New Testament Figures Confirmed

Biblical Archaeology: Bethsaida, Birthplace of Jesus’ Apostles

Possible birthplace of three of Jesus’ disciples has been discovered: Bethsaida.  The apostles Peter, Andrew and Philip are mentioned in John 1:44 with the city of Bethsaida.  Here is a quick video of the discovery:   The National Geographic article titled “The Real Story Behind the ‘House of Jesus’ Apostles’ Discovery” states that: The “lost home of Jesus’… Continue reading Biblical Archaeology: Bethsaida, Birthplace of Jesus’ Apostles

3 Videos on the Reliability of the Bible

Recently several bloggers, scholars, and apologists have posted videos on the reliability of the bible.  Three such videos are below, in order of lenght (shortest first, then longest) 1. Does the Bible Have Contradictions? Sean McDowell, Assistant Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University, earned a Ph.D. in Apologetics and Worldview Studies from Southern… Continue reading 3 Videos on the Reliability of the Bible