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Was the Tomb Empty?

Graeme Smith

Paperback 2014-02-21

Publisher Description

This is a careful, critical attempt, by a highly qualified British judge, to examine the evidence concerning the resurrection from the dead of Jesus of Nazareth. After a review of the basic legal principles involved regarding the use of evidence (What standard of proof is acceptable? Are we dealing with history or myth? What are our preconceptions?), this succinct but powerful document considers the testimony of individuals involved (Paul, James, Peter); the various resurrection accounts, their inconsistencies, and their value as evidence; possible sites for Jesus' tomb; sources from outside the gospels, such as Josephus, Tacitus and Pliny; logical alternatives to the resurrection; and the opinions of experts in the fields of history, literary history, paleography and law. Could this most improbable story be, at heart, true? What are the implications?

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Publisher Description

This is a careful, critical attempt, by a highly qualified British judge, to examine the evidence concerning the resurrection from the dead of Jesus of Nazareth. After a review of the basic legal principles involved regarding the use of evidence (What standard of proof is acceptable? Are we dealing with history or myth? What are our preconceptions?), this succinct but powerful document considers the testimony of individuals involved (Paul, James, Peter); the various resurrection accounts, their inconsistencies, and their value as evidence; possible sites for Jesus' tomb; sources from outside the gospels, such as Josephus, Tacitus and Pliny; logical alternatives to the resurrection; and the opinions of experts in the fields of history, literary history, paleography and law. Could this most improbable story be, at heart, true? What are the implications?

Koorong Code391493
ISBN0857215280
EAN9780857215284
Pages224
DepartmentAcademic
CategoryApologetics
PublisherMonarch Books
Publication DateFeb 2014
Dimensions19.54 x 134.88 x 206.5mm
Weight0.260kg