davishipps Wrote:
Apr 10, 2012 10:45 AM
It's been a while since I've read it, but Tim LaHaye's book, "Jesus: Who is He?" points out that portions of the gospels have been found within (I think it was) 20 years of Jesus's death and resurrection, and that in all likelihood they were written before the oldest surviving copies would date them. I seem to recall that it also makes mention that records about his life are much closer to the time-frame than other generally accepted historical documents (copies of The Oddysey, for example) are to their time-frames. Records of Jesus's life have been dated to times that would coincide with the lifetimes of his followers or people who might be able to refute the contents of the documents, if necessary.