Course Description

What's this course about?

The historical reliability of the NT Gospels is under constant attack. Some claim the Gospel accounts were copied from earlier myths and legends. Others allege they can’t be depended on for historical accuracy or that scribes changed the text so we no longer have what the authors wrote.

Can you confidently respond to these claims? Would you like to learn how?

In this 30 session course, you'll learn directly from Dr. Craig Blomberg - one of today's leading New Testament scholars. Blomberg will walk you through every aspect of the issue, teaching you how to answer common objections from skeptics and show that the Gospels are reliable sources for our testimony about Jesus Christ.

Use this for personal edification or make it an essential part of homeschool studies. There is no better source than this to gain confidence in the most important books ever written, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

For those who are tired of today’s church being so anti-intellectual and adrift at sea with no anchor, we ask you to get involved in reclaiming your mind for Christ!

Course curriculum

  • 03
    Lesson 2: The Formation of the Canon and the Choice of the Synoptic Gospels
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    • Video 2 | The Formation of the Canon and the Choice of the Synoptic Gospels
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  • 04
    Lesson 3: Books Not Included - The Contents of the Apocryphal and Gnostic Gospels
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    • Video 3 | The Contents of the Apocryphal and Gnostic Gospels
    • mp3 | Lesson 3
  • 05
    Lesson 4: The Text of the New Testament
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    • Video 4 | The Text of the New Testament
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  • 06
    Lesson 5: The Translation of the New Testament
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    • Video 5 | The Translation of the New Testament
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  • 07
    Lesson 6: The Authorship and Dating of the Gospels
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    • Video 6 | The Authorship and Dating of the Gospels
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    • Recommended Resources
  • 08
    Lesson 7: The Reliability of the Oral Tradition (Part 1)
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    • Video 7 | The Reliability of the Oral Tradition (Part 1)
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  • 09
    Lesson 8: The Reliability of the Oral Tradition (Part 2)
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    • Video 8 | The Reliability of the Oral Tradition (Part 2)
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  • 10
    Lesson 9: The Composition of the Synoptic Gospels
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    • Video 9 | The Composition of the Synoptic Gospels
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  • 11
    Lesson 10: The Literary Genre of the Gospels
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    • Video 10 | The Literary Genre of the Gospels
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  • 12
    Lesson 11: Archeology for the Gospels
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    • Video 11 | Archeology for the Gospels
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  • 13
    Lesson 12: Non-Christian Evidence for Jesus
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    • Video 12 | Non-Christian Evidence for Jesus
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    • Recommended Resources
  • 14
    Lesson 13: The Apocryphal and Gnostic Gospels Further Evaluated
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    • Video 13 | The Apocryphal and Gnostic Gospels Further Evaluated
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  • 15
    Lesson 14: The Quests for the Historical Jesus
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    • Video 14 | The Quests for the Historical Jesus
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  • 16
    Lesson 15: Why Such Diversity Exists and the Criteria of Authenticity
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    • Video 15 | Why Such Diversity Exists and the Criteria of Authenticity
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  • 17
    Lesson 16: The Most Authentic Parts of the Synoptic Tradition
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    • Video 16 | The Most Authentic Parts of the Synoptic Tradition
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  • 18
    Lesson 17: The Resulting Identity of Jesus
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    • Video 17 | The Resulting Identity of Jesus
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  • 19
    Lesson 18: Problems of Harmonization Among the Synoptics
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    • Video 18 | Problems of Harmonization Among the Synoptics
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    • Quiz 1
    • Recommended Resources
  • 20
    Lesson 19: Problems of Harmonization Between the Synoptics and John
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    • Video 19 | Problems of Harmonization Between the Synoptics and John
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  • 21
    Lesson 20: The Reliability of John (Part 1)
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    • Video 20 | The Reliability of John (Part 1)
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  • 22
    Lesson 21: The Reliability of John (Part 2)
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    • Video 21 | The Reliability of John (Part 2)
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  • 23
    Lesson 22: A Fourth Quest for the Historical Jesus
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    • Video 22 | A Fourth Quest for the Historical Jesus
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  • 24
    Lesson 23: The Knowledge of the Jesus Tradition in the Early Epistles (Part 1)
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    • Video 23 | The Knowledge of the Jesus Tradition in the Early Epistles (Part 1)
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    Lesson 24: The Knowledge of the Jesus Tradition in the Early Epistles (Part 2)
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    • Video 24 | The Knowledge of the Jesus Tradition in the Early Epistles (Part 2)
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  • 26
    Lesson 25: The Unique Problem of Miracles (Part 1)
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    • Video 25 | The Unique Problem of Miracles (Part 1)
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  • 27
    Lesson 26: The Unique Problem of Miracles (Part 2)
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    • Video 26 | The Unique Problem of Miracles (Part 2)
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  • 28
    Lesson 27: The Virginal Conception: Nativity or Naiveté
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    • Video 27 | The Virginal Conception: Nativity or Naiveté
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  • 29
    Lesson 28: The Resurrection: Fact or Fiction
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    • Video 28 | The Resurrection: Fact or Fiction
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  • 30
    Lesson 29: The Jesus We Never Knew
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    • Video 29 | The Jesus We Never Knew
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  • 31
    Lesson 30: Summary and Conclusions
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    • Video 30 | Summary and Conclusions
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    • Quiz 2
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  • 32
    Course Evaluation Survey
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    • The Historical Reliability of the Gospels BASIC - Course Evaluation

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