A Summary of Chapter 6 of Richard Bauckham’s Jesus and the Eyewitnesses

6. Eyewitnesses “from the Beginning” “From the Beginning” According to Bauckham, if the Gospels embody eyewitness testimonies then at least some of the eyewitnesses must have been able to testify to the whole story of Jesus, the story beginning with John the Baptist and ending with the resurrection appearances.  In Acts 1:21-22, Peter says that…

A Summary of Chapter 5 of Richard Bauckham’s Jesus and the Eyewitnesses

5. The Twelve The Significance of the Twelve The scholarly consensus is that Jesus appointed the Twelve to be his closest companions throughout his ministry and that they were the leaders of the Jerusalem church and its initial outreach elsewhere.  On the basis of these two facts, we should expect the Twelve to have been…