Based on a True Story (Pt. 2)

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Luke’s nativity account is perhaps the most detailed one out of the four gospels. He mentions names of people and places in order to situate the reader. But was Luke reliable as a historian? There are apparent problems, such as when the census took place, whether and when Quirinius was governor in Judea, whether people actually traveled to their families’ place of origin. Join Andy, Steve, and Terry as they tackle some of these issues.

Links & Articles

The New American Commentary Volume 24 – Luke by Dr. Robert H. Stein

Acts: An Exegetical Commentary by Dr. Craig Keener

Book of Acts in the Setting of Hellenistic History by Dr. Colin J. Hemer

IVP Bible Background Commentary, The: New Testament by Dr. Craig Keener

What Luke Actually Wrote by Melinda Penner at Stand to Reason


Outro Music “Breathe New Life” by Scott Holmes
Available on the Free Music Archive
Under CC BY license

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