Sacred Space » Homepage Criterion of multiple attestation The criterion of multiple attestation or independent attestation is a tool used by Biblical scholars to help determine whether certain actions or sayings by Jesus in the New Testament are from Historical Jesus. Simply put, the more independent witnesses that report an event or saying, the better. See Criteria of authenticity and the Historical Jesus. Examples of its use The gospels are not always independent of each other. Matthew and Luke, for example, probably had Mark's gospel sitting right in front of them when they were writing. Multiple attestation has a certain kind of objectivity. For example the "Kingdom of God" motif appears in "Mark, Q, the Gospel of the Hebrews, special Lucan tradition, and John, with echoes in Paul, despite the fact that 'Kingdom of God' is not Paul's preferred way of speaking." Limitations This criterion cannot be used for sources that are not independent. See also References Jump up ^ Catherine M.
Apologetics 315 GOD - AllAboutGOD.com Objections - Subject Index Objections - Subject Index My linking to an article or site doesn't imply that I agree with everything said in that article or on that site. Objections to Christianity Hell Genocide Genocide in the Old TestamentGod commanded the rape, murder and sacrifice of the MidianitesGod ordered the destruction of the Amalekites as an act of revengeGod approved of the destruction of Laish, a "peaceful and unsuspecting city"God's moral authority - what gives God the right to take human life? Punishment/Wrath of God Sacrifice Genesis Moses/The Law God commanded the rape, murder and sacrifice of the MidianitesGod hardened Pharaoh's heartGod punished innocent people and children in the plague on the firstbornGod commanded animal sacrificeGod gave the Israelites incorrect moral laws that permitted slavery and polygamyGod's manipulation enabled the Israelites to plunder the EgyptiansSee also Moral Laws/Commands under Contradictions Old Testament Jesus Did Jesus exist? The Trinity Reliability of the Bible Creation David
Christian Prayer Quotations - Quotes about Prayer Biblical inerrancy Biblical inerrancy is the doctrine that the Bible, in its original manuscripts, is accurate and totally free from error of any kind; that "Scripture in the original manuscripts does not affirm anything that is contrary to fact". Some equate inerrancy with infallibility; others do not. Biblical inerrancy should not be confused with Biblical literalism. A formal statement in favor of biblical inerrancy, the "Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy", was published in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society in 1978. The signatories to the "Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy" assert that since there are no extant original manuscripts of the Bible, those which exist cannot be considered inerrant. The signatories also maintain that the existing manuscripts are faithful copies of the original manuscripts. Terms and opinions Another often-used adjective to characterize the Bible is "infallible". According to H. The document then cites 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
Scientific Facts in The Bible Also See Scientists are now finding that the universe in which we live is like a diamond studded Rolex, except the universe is even more precisely designed than the watch. In fact, the universe is specifically tweaked to enable life on earth. Anthropic Principles Contrast the information on this page with the scientific knowledge of the Qur’an. “When studying the science of the ancient world, one is more apt to be impressed with its ignorance than to admire its accuracy. Examples of the more striking scientific accuracy in the Bible include The UniverseTime and SpaceThe BeginningAn Initial VoidAn Expanding UniverseSpace is EmptyThat Hole In The NorthAir Has WeightThose Singing StarsAnd There are Quite a Few of Them The EarthAtomsThe Earth is a SphereThe Rotation Of The EarthThe Orbit of The SunGravitational Properties of ConstellationsPangaea and PelegFirst and Second Laws of ThermodynamicsTalking Lightning? The OceansThe Paths Of The SeasMountains Under The SeasSprings Under The Seas Adding
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