Dating of the new testament norman geisler
Updated Jan 26/2018; To look for a non-book abbreviation or glossary entry, go to the Search form and follow instructions.Common abbreviations: DSS (Dea Sea Scrolls); mss (manuscripts); NT (New Testament); OT (Old Testament/Tanach); ANE (Ancient New East). PDF The Bible was written over a span of 1500 years, by 40 writers.Unlike other religious writings, the Bible reads as a factual news account of real events, places, people, and dialogue.Historians and archaeologists have repeatedly confirmed its authenticity.Using the writers' own writing styles and personalities, God shows us who he is and what it's like to know him.There is one central message consistently carried by all 40 writers of the Bible: God, who created us all, desires a relationship with us. The Bible not only inspires us, it explains life and God to us.
The Bible also tells us how we can have eternal life.
Multiple categories of evidence support the historical accuracy of the Bible as well as its claim to divine authorship. Archaeologists have consistently discovered the names of government officials, kings, cities, and festivals mentioned in the Bible -- sometimes when historians didn't think such people or places existed.
For example, the Gospel of John tells of Jesus healing a cripple next to the Pool of Bethesda.
The text even describes the five porticoes (walkways) leading to the pool.
Scholars didn't think the pool existed, until archaeologists found it forty feet below ground, complete with the five porticoes.
The Bible has a tremendous amount of historical detail, so not everything mentioned in it has yet been found through archaeology.