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Craig, I am an atheist and have found you to be very sincere and reasonable in your defense of the Christian religion. Bart Ehrman's positions on textual criticism of the bible, yet I haven't found you address the main claim of his book dealing with forgeries. Sometimes it’s more important to explain to a person that he’s asking the wrong question than to answer his question.

That does not mean that I think they are always historically accurate.

On the contrary, even though they do contain valuable historical information about Jesus’s life and death, they also contain a good deal of material that is non-historical.

The titles were later additions, and upon reading through the other books of the new testament a common theme is that there are ample false teachers spreading false doctrine. Such an assumption is quite out of touch with contemporary historical criticism of the New Testament.

In short, is there good evidence supporting the claims to the gospels authorship, and if so, what is it? I doubt that any historical Jesus scholar thinks that successfully identifying the authors of the various documents collected into the New Testament is crucial to their serving as credible historical sources for events or sayings from Jesus.

24:1-2; Mark 13:1-2; Luke 21:5-6), yet none of the gospels mentions the dramatic fulfillment of that prophecy.

Herod’s Temple was the greatest architectural marvel of its day. was covered all over with plates of gold of great weight, and, at the first rising of the sun, reflected back a very fiery splendor, and made those who forced themselves to look upon it to turn their eyes away, just as they would have done at the sun's own rays.

Ehrman’s recent backpedaling about some of these facts is not due to his uncertainty about the Gospels’ authorship but to other factors.

Now I do find questions concerning the date and authorship of the New Testament documents to be extremely interesting, so I do care about such questions.

In a book published earlier this year entitled “Jesus Before the Gospels,” agnostic scholar Bart D.

Ehrman argues that the gospels are not accurate because human memory is too fallible.

However, Flemming makes some rather specific comments, which I would like to examine.

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