Josh Mc Dowell is an internationally known speaker, author, and champion of the Beyond Belief Campaign.
He is a traveling representative of Campus Crusade for Christ speaking to more than ten million people in at least 84 countries, including 700 university & college campuses.
According to this scholarship, the gospels must have been written after the devastation because they refer to it.
Are these texts really the faithful accounts of eyewitnesses written shortly after Jesus's advent?
Or does the evidence point to the gospels as anonymous compositions dating to the late "It's important to acknowledge that strictly speaking, the gospels are anonymous." Dr. Blomberg, The Case for Christ (26) Because of the lack of original texts, it has been very difficult to date the canonical gospels as to when they were written or even when they first emerge in the historical record, as these two dates may differ.
In fact, we do not have any mention in the historical record of the story of Christ's body being stolen having been spread among the Jews until the second century.
It is possible that this particular verse was not added until that time, which means that it is not original to the gospel and that Matthew certainly is not its author.
As can be concluded from the remarks of fundamentalist Christian and biblical scholar Dr. In reality, it was a fairly common practice in ancient times to attribute falsely to one person a book or letter written by another or others, and this pseudepigraphical attribution of authorship was especially rampant with religious texts, occurring with several Old Testament figures and early Church fathers, for example, as well as with known forgeries in the name of characters from the New Testament such as the Gospel of Peter, et al.