Don Camp writes at Quora on the subjects of Jesus and the Bible. I first noticed him when I saw his answer to the question “The Bible: What evidence is there that the Bible a reliable historical document?”
In this interview on Frank Turek’s CrossExamined Radio program, New Testament scholar Michael Licona talks about new insights to apparent Bible contradictions. Licona examines a number of historical sources which shed light on the methods used by Biblical writers to record their accounts. An illuminating interview for those who have struggled to reconcile apparent contradictions in the Gospel accounts. More resources from Michael Licona at RisenJesus.com.
“And it was the third hour when they crucified him” (Mark 15:25).
“Now it was the day of Preparation of the Passover. It was about the sixth hour. [Pilate] said to the Jews, ‘Behold your King!’” (John 19:14).
How do we reconcile these two accounts? And what do “third hour” and “sixth hour” even mean?