Resources – Historicity of Jesus, His Life, and Resurrection

The following links give scholarly support that Jesus lived, was crucified, and was raised from the dead:

Richard Bauckham on Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony, posted August 13, 2009 (video 10:28) (search “richard bauckham” on for more)

Craig Blomberg on Can We Trust the Bible? posted October 28, 2011 (videos 10:02 and 9:21 and 7:55) (courtesy Faith Interface)  [Editorial note March 29, 2015: Sorry, but it appears the host no longer supports this page or site.]

Darrell Bock is interviewed by Jeremiah Johnston of the Christian Thinkers Society, posted  February 15, 2011, on Did Jesus Really Exist?

Gary Habermas lectures on Jesus’ Resurrection and Contemporary Criticism: An Apologetic | Part One (1989), Part Two (1990).  These were transcribed for the Criswell Theological Review.  (courtesy Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth)

Part 1: A Case for the Historicity of the Resurrection | Thinking Matters.  This is the first opening statement in a formal written debate between Stuart McEwing and Malcolm Trevena. The question of the debate is “Is the resurrection of Jesus fact or fiction?”

Chris Williams on Did Jesus Even Exist?-The Problematic Argument from Silence  (courtesy of Apologetics 315)

Peter Williams on New Evidence the Gospels were Based on Eyewitness Accounts (videos  53:46 and 8:46)  (courtesy of Thinking Matters)

N. T. Wright lectures on The Historicity of Jesus’ Resurrection, posted January 27, 2012; recorded March 16, 2007  (video 1:37:21) (courtesy of Christian Apologetics UK)

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