Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Can we believe the Gospels?

Peter John Williams received his MA, MPhil and PhD at Cambridge University, in the study of ancient languages related to the Bible. He served on the staff of the Faculty of Divinity in Cambridge (1997-1998), and then taught Hebrew and Old Testament at the University as Affiliated Lecturer in Hebrew and Aramaic and as Research Fellow in Old Testament at Tyndale House, Cambridge (1998-2003). From 2003 to 2007 he was on the faculty of the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, where he became a Senior Lecturer in New Testament and Deputy Head of the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy. Since July 2007 he has been the Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge. He also retains his position as an honorary Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at the University of Aberdeen.

This lecture looks at the historical reliability of the Gospels in a way that calls into question many contemporary assumptions regarding history and the biblical texts. It is also entertaining!


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