Synoptic Problem

Introduction to The Synoptic Problem With the rise of scholarly research regarding the New Testament Canon there has been a general trend toward criticizing and playing down the historical traditions that have been associated with the New Testament. “The adjective ‘synoptic’ has been used since the time of J.J. Griesbach (ca. 1790) to describe the … More Synoptic Problem

Is the Bible Authentic?

  The four criteria of authenticity according to the textbook, The Cradle, The Cross, and The Crown are the criterion of Multiple Attestation, the Criterion of Palestinian Environment, the Criterion of Dissimilarity, and the Criterion of Coherence.[1] The Criterion of Multiple Attestation is simply whether or not the same event and saying occur from more … More Is the Bible Authentic?

What is the Canon?

Give a definition of the word “canon” and describe the basic criteria and time-line of the formation of the New Testament canon. Why did early Christians feel a need to establish an authoritative list of Scripture? What element in the criteria is most important in your opinion? Which element is least important in your opinion? … More What is the Canon?