Jan 31st - January 31, 2008 From the Gospel to the Gospels...

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January 31, 2008 From the Gospel to the Gospels I. Historical Point of View Data-a foundation that give us guidance A. Jesus’ death 30 C.E. B. Dates for Gospels 1. Mk. 65-70 C.E. 2. Matt and Luke 80-85 C.E. 3. John 90-95 C.E. C. From the Death of Jesus to the first written accounts 30 C.E.-70/80 1. Started in 30 C.E 2. Spread a. Oral teachings word of mouth b. Different oral traditions about Jesus D. Objection to differing traditions 1. Too short 2. Oral cultures had better memories could remember things better II. Authorship A. Anonymous-no eye witness’ B. Reasons for doubting traditional authorship 1. Jesus’ disciples spoke Aramaic but the gospels were written in “good Greek” 2. Acts 4:13 that the disciples were mostly lower class and uneducated-could neither read or write 3. The texts are all written in the third person “they did we did” 4. Interesting in securing the authority as scripture to ascribe them to apostles or associates of apostles 2 nd Century C. Who are the authors? Do we know for sure? No we don’t
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course BUSA/BIB 108/102 taught by Professor Lowery,ackerd during the Spring '08 term at Eastern.

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Jan 31st - January 31, 2008 From the Gospel to the Gospels...

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