Articles about Evidence for Scripture

Christianity depends largely on ancient documents, written by faithful men a long time ago. In response, skeptics often seek to undermine the reputation of the Bible, suggesting that it’s fictional, unreasonably biased, or unreliable. Christians should be able to explain why we consider these ancient documents the Word of God.

CSNTM’s Brand New Manuscript Viewer

The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts is committed to preserving, and studying, ancient Greek New Testament manuscripts. They're a world-class organization, using state-of-the-art technology to photograph and publish information about these invaluable artifacts. They recently launched a new manuscript viewer, and it's worth your time.

Undesigned Scriptural Coincidences: The Ring Of Truth

Undesigned coincidences happen when one account of an event fills in a bit of information that another, separate account leaves out. Recently, these have provided support for the truth of the gospel accounts. Here's an older list of several apparent coincidences.

The Gospel Authors Knew Palestinian Geography

Skeptics often claim that the gospels weren't written by eyewitnesses... that they were written later, embellished the facts, and so are unreliable accounts of history. Here we see that the authors have extensive knowledge of local geography, including towns, water, and directions.

13 Good Historical Reasons For The Early Dating Of The Gospels

Scholars are undecided on when the gospels were written. Were they written early, soon after Jesus' death? Were they written many decades, or hundreds of years, later? This question has many implications for Christian theology.

Authorship of the Gospel of Matthew

Who wrote the Gospel of Matthew? Was it originally written in Greek, Aramaic, or Hebrew? Can these two lines of evidence be reconciled? Look at evidence from the early church, including Papias, Tertullian, Eusebius, and more.

External References to the Gospel of Matthew

References to the Gospel of Matthew from the first 400 years of Christian history, including Papias, Clement, Tertullian, Origen, Polycarp, and the Didache.