Saturday, December 28, 2013

Gospel accounts of Jesus' Life Written within 8 Years of Jesus' death

Never forget:   The Gospel of Luke was written to "Most Excellent Theophilus" who was High Priest 4-8 years after Jesus' crucifixion.  The Gospel of Luke was written within 8 years of Jesus' death. 

Luke tells us that others -- MANY -- had already written other books before him.  He says many have undertaken to write an account.  So Luke is probably the LAST of the gospels written, or at least there were "many" written accounts within a few years of Jesus' death to assist in writing the other gospels.  

HOWEVER -- "scholars" cannot accept that Jesus in 33 AD could have known the future and foretold the destruction of the Jewish temple in 70 AD.  Therefore, atheists and agnostics with academic degrees have tried mightily to argue that the gospels were written much later, so that they can avoid the divinity of Jesus Christ knowing the future. 

Also, remember that under Roman occupation, Jewish officials were chosen or approved by Rome.  So the Jewish officials were often Hellenized Jews acceptable to Rome, and they would take on Greek names in keeping with political winds and trends.

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