Is the Bible fiction ?

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Can we trust what we read in the Bible ? Stories, stories and more stories Fiction, Legend and History Slide 4 Slide 5 Honest questions about the Bible Are stories in the Bible pure fiction ? Evidences that show a story is historical Biblical places verified by archaeology Biblical People verified by Archaeology Biblical People mentioned by Historians Biblical Events confirmed by Historians More Biblical Events confirmed More confirmed people, places & events So is the Bible a book of fiction ? Are the stories of the Bible legends ? How does history become legend ? How to prevent history becoming a legend When was the New Testament written Slide 20 Slide 21 Slide 22 Dating the Gospel of Luke Testimonies on the Authorship of the gospels What do all these evidence tell us ? The Bible: Then and Now Passing on the New Testament How careful was the Bible copied ? Evidence of careful copying Testimonial to New Testament’s Accuracy Comparing Bible/Ancient History: Alexander Comparing Bible/Ancient History: Caesar More on the reliability of the gospels Can you believe the Bible ? Evidence that Jesus’ disciples freaked out Faith testimony to Jesus’ resurrection Yet more faith testimonies to Jesus Faith testimonies by early Christians Testimony from a former unbeliever Testimony from another former unbeliever What can we learn from these testimonies? Matthew 10:32:   Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.  Summary