Session 14 of 24  Are you ready for a detailed yet thoroughly enjoyable study of the most profound book ever written?  Hour Fourteen: Intro to the New Testament, pdf notes below. Transcripts, historical evidence for the veracity of scripture.

Using sound scientific facts, historical analysis and biblical narrative, acclaimed teacher Dr. Chuck Missler weave together a rich tapestry of information – providing an accurate understanding of Scripture’s relation to itself, to us and to the world at large.

An Introduction to The New Testament

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Tour of The Bible Session 14 Video:  Intro to the New Testament.  Transcripts, historical evidence for the veracity of scripture.

Hour Fourteen: Intro to the New Testament


The Old Testament was compiled over several thousand years; the New
Testament was compiled within one lifetime:
Four Gospels (Luke in two volumes);
Pauline Corpus (and other epistles);
Circulated with LXX for instruction & worship;
Luke & Paul rely on contemporary eye-witnesses.

Conspicuous NT Omissions

  • Nero’s persecutions after A.D. 64.
  • Execution of James, A.D. 62.
  • Jewish Revolt against Romans, A.D. 66.
  • Destruction of Jerusalem, A.D. 70.


Oldest Known Manuscript

Dr. Carsten Thiede, using a scanning laser microscope, and comparing with four other manuscripts:

  • at Qumran (dated to A.D. 58);
  • at Herculaneum (dated prior to A.D. 79);
  • at Masada (dated to between A.D. 73-74);
  • at Egyptian town of Oxyrynchus (A.D. 65-66).

has concluded that this is either an original of Matthew’s Gospel, or an immediate copy, written while Matthew and the other disciples and other eyewitnesses were still alive.

Jesus’ Linguistics

Common language was Aramaic (Mark 15:34).
Also Spoke Greek (Mark 7:24-30).
Spoke initially Greek to Mary until addressing her in Aramaic (John 20:11-18).
Pilate fluent in Hebrew, Greek, & Latin (John 19:19).

Syntactic Peculiarities in NT

  • Semitic sentence structure: Hebrew more likely than Aramaic.
  • Mark quotes Luke in hundreds of places.
  • Mark quotes Acts in 150 places.
  • Mark knew Thessalonians, Corinthians, Romans, Colossians, James.
  • 600 evidences of early date of Luke.

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