The Main Witnesses in the Gospels

According to Professor Richard Bauckham, the Bible's accounts of Jesus are based on the testimony of eyewitnesses – they were biographies based on living memory. One way they show this is how they use names. The official witnesses to the life of Jesus had to be people who were with him from the beginning of his ministry, such as Simon Peter. Peter's testimony stands behind the Gospel of Mark.

Contributor to this video is:

  • Professor Richard Bauckham, University of St. Andrews, author 'Jesus and the Eyewitnesses'.

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