Resources – Reliability of the Scriptures

The following links give scholarly support that the Scriptures we have are what was originally written:

The Gospels:

Craig Blomberg Talks About The Historical Reliability of John’s Gospel on the Janet Mefferd Show | Bible Geek Gone Wild

Craig Blomberg provides 59 Confirmed or Historically Probable Facts in the Gospel of John (source: Truthbomb Apologetics)  February 12, 2012

Mike Licona explains the As, Bs, Cs, Ds and Es of New Testament reliability « Wintery Knight (focuses on the four gospels)

Who Wrote the Gospels? by Timothy McGrew, presented January 23, 2012; uploaded February 7, 2012)  (video 1:22:15, power-point presentation with audio of speaker)  (courtesy of Apologetics 315 YouTube channel)

Undesigned Coincidences (evidence for the historicity of the Gospels) from Timothy McGrew (a 9:30 video presentation)

Are the New Testament Gospels Reliable? by Mark D. Roberts  (courtesy of Apologetics 315)

When Were The Gospels Written?  (courtesy of Apologetics 315)


84 Confirmed Facts in the Last 16 Chapters of the Book of Acts  (courtesy of Apologetics 315)

Gospels and Acts:

The Gospels and Acts as History by Dr. Timothy McGrew, presented November 7, 2011 for Reasonable Faith Belfast, uploaded December 7, 2011 (video 1:46:12; power-point presentation with audio of speaker).  This presentation repeats some of the information from Who Wrote the Gospels? above by the same author.

New Testament:

Modern Myth: All but 11 verses of the NT could be constructed from the writings of the early church fathers  (courtesy of Apologetics 315)

Has The New Testament Been Substantially Edited Since It Was First Penned?  (courtesy of Apologetics 315)

Ehrman Project (a web site offering scholarly refutation of Bart Ehrman’s views on reliability of the New Testament texts)

Is The Original New Testament Lost? :: A Dialogue with Dr. Bart Ehrman & Dr. Daniel Wallace (a two-hour debate on video)

Daniel Wallace describes his third debate with Bart Ehrman about the reliability of the New Testament in EHRMAN VS WALLACE: ROUND THREE, February 1, 2012; posted February 5, 2012 (courtesy of Parchment & Pen Blog)

Is What We Have Now What They Wrote Then? Audio and Video by Daniel B. Wallace  (courtesy of Apologetics 315)

The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (Dallas, TX; Daniel B. Wallace, Director)


“Orality”, “Textuality” and the Material Evidence, January 31, 2012, blog post by Larry W. Hurtado

More Material Evidence on Reading in Roman Antiquity, February, 1, 2012, blog post by Larry W. Hurtado

Last updated February 15, 2012