Richard Bauckham, in Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony, makes a strong argument for the gospels, not as a product of oral tradition far removed from the apostles, but rather as eyewitness testimony from the apostles and disciples of Jesus. Consider these points: In some instances the
A reader of this blog mentioned to me that he was reading a book about Jesus where the author questioned the reliability of the gospels since the four evangelists were apologists. I’d like to address the reliability of the gospels in this post. Q. Were the gospel writers apologists? A.