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The New Testament cites numerous Old Testament texts as being fulfilled in the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. Some of these citations have perplexed Biblical scholars insofar as the referenced passages from the Hebrew Bible, in their literary and historical contexts, appear to have no obvious relationship whatsoever to the Messiah.
Undesigned Coincidences in the Scriptures: An Argument for their Veracity (Part 2) — New Testament Examples
In this article, I will consider three categories of undesigned coincidences in the New Testament – that is, examples between the gospels, examples between the book of Acts and the epistles of Paul, and examples involving the external secular sources that corroborate elements of the New Testament.
Undesigned Coincidences in the Scriptures: An Argument for Their Veracity (Part 1) — Old Testament Examples
The principle of undesignedness is a forgotten but brilliant argument which can be used to corroborate Biblical history. In this article, I want to consider a few examples of undesigned coincidences in the Old Testament.
I round off my series by reviewing Carrier’s analysis of what he calls “leading examples” of undesigned coincidences.
I discuss Carrier’s dismissal of coincidences involving the gospels and external secular sources, and his dismissal of undesigned coincidences in the book of Acts.
I review Carrier’s claim that “redaction is usually the better hypothesis.”
I continue my response by reviewing Carrier’s allegation that McGrew has fabricated some of her examples.
In this article, I will consider Carrier’s claim that undesigned coincidences can be adequately accounted for by scribal errors.
Dr. Richard Carrier is an ancient historian who is best known for championing the idea that Jesus of Nazareth is a mythical figure.