Fragments of Truth
Can we trust the Bible? Our faith is based on the New Testament - but can we really trust the Bible? Sceptics say no, arguing that the Gospel manuscripts have been doctored to push a theological agenda. In...
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Can we trust the Bible?
Our faith is based on the New Testament - but can we really trust the Bible? Sceptics say no, arguing that the Gospel manuscripts have been doctored to push a theological agenda.
In this new Faithlife original film, Dr. Craig Evans takes this claim head-on, traveling the globe to track down the most ancient New Testament manuscripts. Along the way, he highlights groundbreaking new evidence, demonstrating that the case for the reliability of the New Testament manuscripts is stronger than ever.
Daniel Baird Wallace (PhD. Dallas Theological Seminary) is a professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary where he has been tenured since 1995. Wallace is considered an authority on Koine Greek grammar and New Testament textual criticism among evangelical scholars. He has published largely in these fields and has presented many papers at The Society of Biblical Literature as well as The Evangelical Theological Society conferences.Wallace published his first edition of Greek Grammar Beyond The Basics in 1996. It has since become a standard work in the field. He has deited and contributed to Reinventing Jesus: How Contemporary Skeptics Miss the Real Jesus and Mislead Popular Culture, with J. Ed Komoszewski and M. James Sawyer. (Kregel, 2006), Who's Afraid of the Holy Spirit? An Investigation into the Ministry of the Spirit of God Today, with M. James Sawyer (Biblical Studies Press, 2005), The Basics of New Testament Syntax: An Intermediate Grammar. (Zondervan, 2000) and Dethroning Jesus: Exposing Popular Culture's Quest To Unseat The Biblical Christ with Darrell Bock (Baker, 2006).
Craig A. Evans (Ph.D., Claremont) is Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament and director of the graduate program at Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He has written extensively on the historical Jesus and the Jewish background of the New Testament era. His books include Jesus and His Contemporaries: Comparative Studies, Luke (New International Bible Commentary), Mark (Word Biblical Commentary), Jesus and the Ossuaries, Fabricating Jesus and Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies. His edited volumes include (with Bruce Chilton) Studying the Historical Jesus: Evaluations of the State of Current Research, Dictionary of New Testament Background, From Prophecy To Testament and (with John Collins) Christian Beginnings and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
He has recently served on the advisory board on The Gospel of Judas for National Geographic Society and has appeared frequently as an expert commentator on network television programs, such as Dateline, and in various documentaries on the BBC, the Discovery Channel and the History Channel. He most recent work is Matthew (New Cambridge Bible Commentary.)