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April 5th, 2014 by Joel Watts

(video) Dr Peter Williams – New Evidences the Gospels were Based on Eyewitness Accounts

I wanted to save this for later. If any Gospel is from an eyewitness account, it could be Mark – however, this doesn’t mean he wrote history.

Joel Watts
Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).


2 Responses to “(video) Dr Peter Williams – New Evidences the Gospels were Based on Eyewitness Accounts”
  1. It is a blessing to hear the “other side” of what we’ve been getting in the recent “Bible” shows in the History Channel and perhaps other venues, and what scholars have said there. Not that it has been a problem to me, but, principally because apparently the lectures such as the ones of Dr. Peter Williams nave not been very well disseminated.
    I am spreading this as much as I can.

  2. Telephone game is not a good analogy?
    Perfume story:
    John 12:1-8 Six days before the Passover.
    Bethany, home of Lazarus, sisters Martha and Mary. Mary anointed Jesus’ feet, wiped them with her hair. Judas complains that this is a waste of money. Jesus defends the woman, perfume for his burial.

    Matt 26:2-14 Two days before Passover, Jesus in Bethany, at house of Simon the leper. A woman came and anointed Jesus’ head from an alabaster jar. Disciples complain it is a waste of money. Jesus defends the woman. Ointment is to prepare him for burial.

    Mark 14:3-9 Two days before Passover, at the house of Simon the leper, at Bethany, a woman anoints Jesus’ head with ointment from an alabaster jar. Some complained it was a waste of money. Jesus defends her, and says it is for his burial.

    Luke 7:36-46 Jesus is at the home of a Pharisee, Simon. A woman, a sinner, anoints Jesus’ feet with a alabaster jar of ointment. Bathes his feet with tears, and drys his feet with her hair. Simon says she is a sinner. Jesus defends her. Her sins are forgiven.

    I only use these stories because one was mentioned in church today.

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