Did the Events Recorded in the Bible Really Happen?

This is a huge question and we will just touch on a few general topics here. Other specific questions are addressed under the appropriate Episode of 'THE BIBLE' TV Series.

Old Testament Reliability

In this video, John Dickson interviews an archaeologist to ask how archaeology can help to illuminate the Bible but must be treated with caution. View: Archaeology and the Bible.

In this article, Professor Kenneth A. Kitchen brings together a broad view of the evidence for The Factual Reliability of the Old Testament.

In this article, Peter J. Williams considers the issues behind establishing Old Testament History in the light of its critics, asking Is the Playing Field Level?.

In this article, Professor Alan Millard responds to the criticisms of the historicity of the Old Testament which were raised in the BBC's TV series The Bible's Buried Secrets.

New Testament Reliability

In this article, Professor J.P. Moreland presents the evidence for why he believes in The Historicity of the New Testament.

In this article, Paul Copan asks whether we can trust the Gospel accounts of Jesus in Jesus' followers fabricated the stories and sayings of Jesus.

In this video lecture, Peter J. Williams describes New Evidence the Gospels were Based on Eyewitness Accounts.

In this article, Peter S. Williams investigates whether the New Testament is supported by historical and archaeological discoveries, covering a huge range of topics, in Archaeology and the Historical Reliability of the New Testament.

Gary R. Habermas examines a historians approach to the historicity of the Gospels in his article Recent Perspectives on the Reliability of the Gospels.

For an account of the care with which New Testament texts were copied over the years, read David Instone-Brewer's The Beauty of Books: Codex Sinaiticus.

Recommended books

Old Testament

Kenneth Kitchen On the Reliability of the Old Testament (Eerdmans, 2003) View on Amazon.co.uk

Walter C. Kaiser Jr. The Old Testament Documents: Are they reliable and relevant? (InterVarsity Press, 2001) View on IVPbooks

New Testament

J. Warner Wallace Cold-Case Christianity (David C Cook, 2013) View on Amazon.co.uk
Read review on bethinking.org

Michael Green Jesus for Sceptics (UCCF, 2013) View on IVPbooks

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