Historical Reliability of the Gospels | Dr. Craig Blomberg

The Historical Reliability of the Gospels | PREMIUM Course (Certificate)

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Course Description

Learn To Defend the Reliability of the Gospels From Renowned NT Scholar Dr. Craig Blomberg!


The historical reliability of the NT Gospels is under constant attack. Some claim the Gospel accounts were copied from earlier myths and legends. Others allege they can’t be depended on for historical accuracy or that scribes changed the text so we no longer have what the authors wrote.

Can you confidently respond to these claims? Would you like to learn how?

In this 30 session course, you'll learn directly from Dr. Craig Blomberg - one of today's leading New Testament scholars. Blomberg will walk you through every aspect of the issue, teaching you how to answer common objections from skeptics and show that the Gospels are reliable sources for our testimony about Jesus Christ.

Use this for personal edification or make it an essential part of homeschool studies. There is no better source than this to gain confidence in the most important books ever written, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

For those who are tired of today’s church being so anti-intellectual and adrift at sea with no anchor, we ask you to get involved in reclaiming your mind for Christ!

 

The path to becoming an expert mountaineer and cliffhanger takes dedication and time, but if you put your mind to it, you'll have no problem becoming one of the best. What are you waiting for?

Curriculum

Let's Get Started!

06:34

  • Welcome to the Course! The Historical Reliability of the Gospels with Craig L. Blomberg FREE PREVIEW
  • Course Guidelines FREE PREVIEW
  • Full Workbook

Lesson 1: Myths About Ancient Sources

27:53

  • Video Meeting
  • Lesson 1 Study Guide FREE PREVIEW
  • Video 1 | Widely Held Myths About Ancient Sources FREE PREVIEW
  • mp3 | Lesson 1 FREE PREVIEW

Lesson 2: The Formation of the Canon and the Choice of the Synoptic Gospels

27:54

  • Lesson 2 Study Guide
  • Video 2 | The Formation of the Canon and the Choice of the Synoptic Gospels
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Lesson 3: Books Not Included - The Contents of the Apocryphal and Gnostic Gospels

29:42

  • Lesson 3 Study Guide
  • Video 3 | The Contents of the Apocryphal and Gnostic Gospels
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Lesson 4: The Text of the New Testament

28:27

  • Lesson 4 Study Guide
  • Video 4 | The Text of the New Testament
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Lesson 5: The Translation of the New Testament

25:53

  • Lesson 5 Study Guide
  • Video 5 | The Translation of the New Testament
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Lesson 6: The Authorship and Dating of the Gospels

26:01

  • Lesson 6 Study Guide
  • Video 6 | The Authorship and Dating of the Gospels
  • mp3 | Lesson 6
  • Recommended Resources

Lesson 7: The Reliability of the Oral Tradition (Part 1)

22:47

  • Video Meeting
  • Lesson 7 Study Guide
  • Video 7 | The Reliability of the Oral Tradition (Part 1)
  • mp3 | Lesson 7

Lesson 8: The Reliability of the Oral Tradition (Part 2)

23:07

  • Lesson 8 Study Guide
  • Video 8 | The Reliability of the Oral Tradition (Part 2)
  • mp3 | Lesson 8

Lesson 9: The Composition of the Synoptic Gospels

27:23

  • Lesson 9 Study Guide
  • Video 9 | The Composition of the Synoptic Gospels
  • mp3 | Lesson 9

Lesson 10: The Literary Genre of the Gospels

23:00

  • Lesson 10 Study Guide
  • Video 10 | The Literary Genre of the Gospels
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Lesson 11: Archeology for the Gospels

27:29

  • Lesson 11 Study Guide
  • Video 11 | Archeology for the Gospels
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Lesson 12: Non-Christian Evidence for Jesus

24:22

  • Lesson 12 Study Guide
  • Video 12 | Non-Christian Evidence for Jesus
  • mp3 | Lesson 12
  • Recommended Resources

Lesson 13: The Apocryphal and Gnostic Gospels Further Evaluated

27:54

  • Video Meeting
  • Lesson 13 Study Guide
  • Video 13 | The Apocryphal and Gnostic Gospels Further Evaluated
  • mp3 | Lesson 13

Lesson 14: The Quests for the Historical Jesus

25:18

  • Lesson 14 Study Guide
  • Video 14 | The Quests for the Historical Jesus
  • mp3 | Lesson 14

Lesson 15: Why Such Diversity Exists and the Criteria of Authenticity

25:19

  • Lesson 15 Study Guide
  • Video 15 | Why Such Diversity Exists and the Criteria of Authenticity
  • mp3 | Lesson 15

Lesson 16: The Most Authentic Parts of the Synoptic Tradition

23:46

  • Lesson 16 Study Guide
  • Video 16 | The Most Authentic Parts of the Synoptic Tradition
  • mp3 | Lesson 16

Lesson 17: The Resulting Identity of Jesus

27:25

  • Lesson 17 Study Guide
  • Video 17 | The Resulting Identity of Jesus
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Lesson 18: Problems of Harmonization Among the Synoptics

27:44

  • Lesson 18 Study Guide
  • Video 18 | Problems of Harmonization Among the Synoptics
  • mp3 | Lesson 18
  • Quiz 1
  • Case Study Assignment 1
  • Recommended Resources

Lesson 19: Problems of Harmonization Between the Synoptics and John

28:18

  • Video Meeting
  • Lesson 19 Study Guide
  • Video 19 | Problems of Harmonization Between the Synoptics and John
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Lesson 20: The Reliability of John (Part 1)

28:04

  • Lesson 20 Study Guide
  • Video 20 | The Reliability of John (Part 1)
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Lesson 21: The Reliability of John (Part 2)

27:58

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  • Video 21 | The Reliability of John (Part 2)
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Lesson 22: A Fourth Quest for the Historical Jesus

27:56

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  • Video 22 | A Fourth Quest for the Historical Jesus
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Lesson 23: The Knowledge of the Jesus Tradition in the Early Epistles (Part 1)

28:36

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  • Video 23 | The Knowledge of the Jesus Tradition in the Early Epistles (Part 1)
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Lesson 24: The Knowledge of the Jesus Tradition in the Early Epistles (Part 2)

24:56

  • Lesson 24 Study Guide
  • Video 24 | The Knowledge of the Jesus Tradition in the Early Epistles (Part 2)
  • mp3 | Lesson 24
  • Recommended Resources
  • Recorded Video Meeting

Lesson 25: The Unique Problem of Miracles (Part 1)

28:10

  • Video Meeting
  • Lesson 25 Study Guide
  • Video 25 | The Unique Problem of Miracles (Part 1)
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Lesson 26: The Unique Problem of Miracles (Part 2)

24:33

  • Lesson 26 Study Guide
  • Video 26 | The Unique Problem of Miracles (Part 2)
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Lesson 27: The Virginal Conception: Nativity or Naiveté

26:30

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  • Video 27 | The Virginal Conception: Nativity or Naiveté
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Lesson 28: The Resurrection: Fact or Fiction

27:29

  • Lesson 28 Study Guide
  • Video 28 | The Resurrection: Fact or Fiction
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Lesson 29: The Jesus We Never Knew

28:31

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  • Video 29 | The Jesus We Never Knew
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Lesson 30: Summary and Conclusions

26:51

  • Lesson 30 Study Guide
  • Video 30 | Summary and Conclusions
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  • Quiz 2
  • Case Study Assignment 2
  • Recommended Resources

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About Your Instructor

Dr. Craig Blomberg

Dr. Craig Blomberg

Instructor

Dr. Blomberg completed his PhD in New Testament, specializing in the parables and the writings of Luke-Acts, at Aberdeen University in Scotland. He received an MA from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a BA from Augustana College. Before joining the faculty of Denver Seminary, he taught at Palm Beach Atlantic College and was a research fellow in Cambridge, England with Tyndale House. 

In addition to writing numerous articles in professional journals, multi-author works and dictionaries or encyclopedias, he has authored or edited 20 books, including The Historical Reliability of the Gospels, Interpreting the Parables, commentaries on Matthew, 1 Corinthians and James, Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey, From Pentecost to Patmos: An Introduction to Acts through Revelation, Christians in an Age of Wealth: A Biblical Theology of Stewardship, Neither Poverty nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Possessions; Making Sense of the New Testament: Three Crucial Questions; Preaching the Parables; Contagious Holines: Jesus' Meals with Sinners; and Handbook of New Testament Exegesis. 

Dr. Craig Blomberg joined the faculty of Denver Seminary in 1986. He is currently a distinguished professor of New Testament.

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