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Sabbatum Excerpt: Mark Mittelberg on the Historical Reliability of the Gospels


Certainly people have challenged the historical reliability of the Gospels—such as renowned archaeologist Sir William M. Ramsay, who thought that Luke was foolish as a storyteller because he mentioned so many specific names, places, and dates. These specifics would be easy to check out and refute—assuming, as Ramsay did initially, that they were not true. But after thirty years of studying, searching, and digging, Ramsay famously concluded that “Luke is a historian of the first rank. . . . This author should be placed along with the very greatest of historians.”

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Mittelberg, Mark (2010-10-25). The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask (p. 91). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.