Recommended Books for the Study of Early Christian Writings Information on the Gospel of Luke The first question that confronts one when examining Luke and Acts is whether they were written by the same person, as indicated in the prefaces. With the agreement of nearly all scholars, Udo Schnelle writes, "the extensive linguistic and theological agreements and cross-references between the Gospel of Luke and the Acts indicate that both works derive from the same author" The History and Theology of the New Testament Writings, p. This implies the implausibility of the hypothesis of such as John Knox that Marcion knew only Luke, not Acts, and that Acts was an anti-Marcionite production of the mid second century. The next higher critical question is, if Luke and Acts were written by the same person, who was that person?
The Date of the Nativity in Luke (6th ed., 2011)
The Date of the Nativity in Luke
The only item here that allows any guess at the date the first statue was erected is the fact that it mentions that this was the first man to set up a statue by public decree in other words, the city legislature voted to pay for it. Since this presumably would not be long after the city was founded no more than five or ten years , if we can figure out when Pisidian Antioch was established, we will have some idea of when it was set up, though nothing like an exact date. This is not the most famous Antioch in Syria , founded in B. Only after this date would "decemvirs" be issuing public decrees, since these were the officials comprising the city council under a Roman colonial charter.
Dating the Bible
Few bother to read and understand what is written in the Bible or think critically about what Christian doctrine implies. Each point listed below presents a claim for questioning the authenticity of Christianity. In total, they lay out a convincing case that Christianity is untrue. In Christianity, we see none of these elements.
The Oxford Companion to the Bible. Today, there is scholarly consensus of just the opposite. Hobart argued that the sheer number of healing stories and the vocabulary demonstrated that Luke was a physician. They simply do not prove it. College Press NIV commentary.