What do ancient historians make of the New Testament?

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This article looks at some of the ways in which ancient historians, such as A. N. Sherwin-White, E. A Judge and A. H. M. Jones, use Acts and other pails of the New Testament as historical sources, in the same way that they use other ancient sources such as Herodotus, Thucydides and Tacitus. They do not use the New Testament uncritically, but take account of its individual authors and particular circumstances. Comparison is made to the ways in which some classical authors have been used for similar purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-290
Number of pages6
JournalTyndale Bulletin
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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