Real History, Real People

Peter May considers some snapshots of the real history and real people mentioned in the New Testament, illustrating its historical integrity.

Topics and people discussed include:

  • the destruction of the Temple in AD 70, predicted by Jesus and such a cataclysmic event for Judaism, but mentioned nowhere in the New Testament.
  • internal evidence in Luke and Acts that Luke was a doctor.
  • the chaos that occurred in Ephesus when Paul preached.
  • the list of people Paul mentions in chapter 16 of his letter to the Romans.
  • Apollos and Priscilla and Aquila.
  • Seneca, the Stoic Roman philosopher and tutor and personal adviser to the Emperor Nero (Seneca's brother Gallio, is mentioned in Acts 18:12-17).

© 2015 Peter May