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We will learn that even in the most pessimistic, but rational, reading of the data, we come to the understanding that the authors of the New Testament are close enough to the events to be able to give an accurate picture of historical events.
Much will be uncertain; but this we will know; and this is what we need in order to continue our investigation of scripture and Christian history.
We must understand as much as we can about the authors of the New Testament and when they wrote it.
The authors must have clear links to the eyewitnesses (or be eyewitnesses) to reduce the possibility of communication mistakes.
The church fathers did not have the current understanding of history and authorship. To determine New Testament authorship as best we can, we use the earliest of the patristic sources augmented by the internal evidence of the New Testament.
In Jerusalem, Pharisees (like Gamaliel) train disciples (like Paul) in their tradition.At the origin of a tradition, there is the true story. Those who see or experience the events (eyewitnesses) tell others (second-hand witnesses) about it.The second-hand witnesses tell third-hand witnesses and so forth.Titus, Vespasian’s son, after a five-month siege of Jerusalem, destroys the temple after desecrating it; the temple’s menorah, Torah, and veil are removed and later put on display in a victory parade in Rome; the influence of the Sadducees ends; the Pharisee Johanan ben Zakkai escapes and convinces the Romans to allow him and others to settle in Jamnia, where they found a school.
Before we can talk about what the New Testament says, we have to justify that what it says can be trusted.
The more people that know and agree on a tradition, the more stable it is, because they correct each other.