Is the New Testament Reliable

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Is the New Testament Reliable

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  • Forward
  • Ch. 1. Introduction: Is There History?
  • Ch. 2. The Question of Truth
  • Ch. 3. Did Jesus Exist? Early Non-Christian References
  • Ch. 4. Fixing the Time Frame
  • Ch. 5. Is the Transmission Trustworthy?
  • Ch. 6. The Two Witnesses
  • Ch. 7. Witness One: The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved
  • Ch. 8. Witness Two: Peter Through Mark
  • Ch. 9. Luke and Matthew
  • Ch. 10. The Birth of Jesus
  • Ch. 11. Miracles and the Modern World
  • Ch. 12. The Resurrection of Jesus
  • Ch. 13. Paul and the Historical Jesus
  • Ch. 14. The Acts of the Apostles
  • Ch. 15. Archaeology and the New Testament
  • Ch. 16. Is the New Testament Historically Reliable?
  • Ch. 17. Who is Jesus?
  • Ch. 18. Historical Origins of Christianity and Islam
  • Notes
  • Index

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St. Matthew

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 09/21

Patron Of: Accounts, Bankers, Bookkeepers, Stockbrokers, Tax Collectors

Son of Alphaeus, he lived at Capenaum on Lake Genesareth. He was a Roman tax collector, a position equated with collaboration with the enemy by those from whom he collected taxes. Jesus' contemporaries were surprised to see the Christ with a traitor, but Jesus explained that he had come "not to call the just, but sinners."

Matthew's Gospel is given pride of place in the canon of the New Testament, and was written to convince Jewish readers that their anticipated Messiah had come in the person of Jesus. He preached among the Jews for 15 years; his audiences may have included the Jewish enclave in Ethiopia, and places in the East.

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