Lecture 4 - Two Problems in New Testament Scholarship

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Lecture IV – Two Problems in New Testament Scholarship Early Historic Testimony Regarding Jesus o Outside the Bible, there isn’t a lot of early historic testimony regarding Jesus Roman writers didn’t write much about Judaism Jewish writers didn’t write much about Jesus because they did not see Him as the Messiah o 5 early sources outside the bible of Jesus Pliny (62-115 AD) Trajan’s response to Pliny Suetonius (70-140 AD) Claudius (See also Acts 18:2)
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Unformatted text preview: Nero Tacitus (55-120 AD) Josephus (37-96 AD) Talmud (200 AD and following) The Synoptic Problem o Why do Matthew, Mark, and Luke share some passages exactly, word for word? o Explanation Jesus taught orally; people memorized what He said Two Document Theory: Q (Quelle) Source o Scholarly way of identifying memorized or written down sayings of Jesus Mark o 93% of Mark is found in Matthew and Luke....
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