Craig L. Blomberg recently appeared on The Janet Mefferd Show (2/3/2012). The interview is about twenty minutes long and focuses on questions raised in The Historical Reliability of John’s Gospel: Issues and Commentary (IVP Academic, 2011). Topics covered in the interview are:
- Why should we care?
- Opinions raised by scholars in the past several decades.
- Why was the Gospel of John included in the Canon?
- Authorship of John’s Gospel.
- Evidence for use of outside sources.
- Impact of the Dead Sea Scrolls on the reliability of John’s Gospel.
- Concerns raised about John 21: 24-25
- Key issues related to the reliability of John’s Gospel (lofty language for and from Jesus)
You can listen to or download the interview here: LINK.
“This is a book with extraordinary strengths. In form it harks back to the approach of Sanday in 1872: Blomberg not only tackles many topical questions but works through the Gospel itself, chapter by chapter, asking pertinent historical questions. The evenhandedness of the evaluation, the eminent good sense of so many of the judgments and the clarity of the exposition (not to mention the excellent bibliography) conspire to make this an outstandingly useful book.”
—D. A. Carson, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Illinois
“The Historical Reliability of John’s Gospel accomplishes exactly what is needed at this juncture in Johannine scholarship: a decisive vindication of the integrity of John’s Gospel in matters of history.”
—Andreas Köstenberger, assistant professor of New Testament, Southeastern Baptist Seminary
“Not since John A. T. Robinson’s work has there been such a ‘tour de force’ argument about this Gospel and its origins and historical substance. Highly recommended.”
—Ben Witherington III, professor of New Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary
About the Author:
Craig L. Blomberg (Ph.D., Aberdeen) is Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary in Denver, Colorado. His books include Interpreting the Parables (IVP Academic, 1990), Neither Poverty nor Riches (IVP Academic, 2000), Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey (B&H Academic, 2009), The Historical Reliability of John’s Gospel (IVP Academic, 2011), commentaries on Matthew and 1 Corinthians, Making Sense of the New Testament: 3 Crucial Questions and Preaching the Parables (Baker Academic, 2004).
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