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On the Resurrection Hypothesis, part 3 of 5: Postmortem Appearances

Published on March 27, 2016 By sirrahc

Postmortem Appearances We have four lines of evidence for the historical reliability of Jesus’ appearances to people after His death. 1) *Paul’s testimony shows that the disciples saw appearances of Jesus.* In I Corinthians 15, Paul lists several people to whom Jesus appeared after his death, beginning with Peter individually and the Twelve Apostles (as […]

On the Resurrection Hypothesis, part 2 of 5: The Empty Tomb

Published on March 24, 2016 By sirrahc

Empty Tomb Let’s start with the ten lines of evidence that support the factuality of Jesus’ empty tomb: 1) *Historical credibility of the burial story.* The two are closely connected. If the burial story is basically correct, both Jews and Christians would have known the site of Jesus’ tomb. If the body was still there, […]

On Jesus’ Burial: 9 Reasons the Gospels Are Credible

Published on April 12, 2015 By sirrahc

“It appears unfounded to doubt the fact of Jesus’ honorable burial — even historically considered.”  — Wolfgang Trilling, distinguished NT scholar and German redaction critic Burial As a modern-day Westerner, when I think of burial of a person’s remains, I picture them usually in a coffin/casket, which is lowered into a large rectangular hole, which […]

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