Did Eyewitnesses Write the Books of the Bible?

Did Eyewitnesses Write the Books of the Bible?

Did Eyewitnesses Write the Books of the Bible?

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This East Carolina University student says that one of his professors claim that none of the books in the Bible were written by eyewitnesses. How would you answer him?


25 thoughts on “Did Eyewitnesses Write the Books of the Bible?

  1. a1p tv

    Also, Four of the Books of Moses (Exodus-Deuteronomy) were written by Moses, an eyewitness. Joshua wrote Joshua. Ezra and Nehemiah wrote their books. Solomon wrote Ecclesiastes. The Prophets wrote their books. Except for Mark, Luke, and Hebrews The New Testament was also written by eyewitnesses. While several of these books were not exactly historical, the historical details in them were very carefully reported, by the eyewitnesses that wrote them.

    May 19, 2021 at 8:52 pm Reply
  2. Isa Matula

    Am I the only one in this comment section adding titles from both sides to my reading list 🤣

    May 19, 2021 at 8:52 pm Reply
  3. crystal Clear

    If jesus is not been raise..all our preaching is useless and beliving in it is also useless..(Paul ) 😂

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  4. gary wersley

    ..Luke 1:1-4, tells us that the writer of this gospel was not witness to events he relates.. he clearly states that many before him had undertaken to draw up a narrative concerning the Jesus story, and he , (Luke) makes a copy from these previous written narratives, for his friend, Most Excellent Theophilos.. Luke tells us that there had been eyewitnesses, but does not tell us who they were.. he clearly tells us that he copies his info from other writers, not from witnesses.. non of those other writers were witness to events they relate.. the Acts of the Apostles is not evidence of the actual existence of Jesus, but is evidence that some form of faith in Cult Of Jesus existed at the time of writing.. not evidence of the man himself.. it is probable that the earliest believers of the Jesus story were Gnostic.. for Gnostic's, and for Paul, Jesus was a spirit, not an actual physical man..

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  5. Joe Rivera

    Luke followed Paul like a hungry lost puppy and never met Jesus nor did Paul.

    May 19, 2021 at 8:52 pm Reply
  6. Soldier 4 CHRIST

    Hello, At the end of this clip you said, “Luke was not an eyewitness to Jesus”…is there any evidence that shows that Luke was not there for the crucifixion of Jesus?

    May 19, 2021 at 8:52 pm Reply
  7. llllllllllllm1

    You can't be serious. You're telling me because someone says they saw something we have to assume it is true. Maybe they didn't see a thing and they're making it up. There's no evidence anything in the nt is true. They are all accounts long after the fact. Even according to christians the nt was written at least 30 years after jesus was dead so how many of them can be eye witness accounts?

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  8. Joe Rivera

    Maybe the question should have been did any of the writers of the gospels hear Jesus teach teach any of his gospels?

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  9. Sgorgardr

    I love comments under this one)) Means he is ABSOLUTELY correct)) God be praised, so much glory!

    May 19, 2021 at 8:52 pm Reply
  10. TA3P - The Annex 3 Project

    Blablabla shooting the answer does not make it correct . Bible is writen later.

    May 19, 2021 at 8:52 pm Reply
  11. Robert Zen

    The definition of an eyewitness is someone who actually sees and/or meets with the person in a particular time and place. It is not knowing of someone who has seen that person or witnessed an event and especially years or decades after the event which is called HEARSAY. That is what we have in the Gospels and what makes it worse is we are not dealing with the original which has been lost or callously destroyed after multiple editions, revisions and additions (pious fraud). History needs multiple sources based on eyewitness accounts from as many you can get to make it valid and reliable to eliminate bias reporting and people with an agenda (the Roman government of the day. See myth making in the 2nd Century from older myths to create a god-man)

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  12. JosMorn1

    The professor was correct – the gospels were not written by eyewitnesses. They were written a couple of generations later. Our elevated speaker rambles about nonsense but does not prove his point.

    May 19, 2021 at 8:52 pm Reply
  13. gloryboundkev

    A'ight. The Bible is eyewitness testimonies dating back to Adam and Eve. Genesis 5 and Genesis 10 say so, and archaeology confirms the accuracy.

    May 19, 2021 at 8:52 pm Reply
  14. أثواب الكانوني KANOUNI shop

    right … the answer is in the Quran

    May 19, 2021 at 8:52 pm Reply
  15. Walter White

    Unlike Turek I would have answered with well-known truth. Poor Frank is still spouting the quotes from Christians Colin Hemer and Craig Blomberg about "details" that he gives no details of here. I guess Frank is hoping the gullible audience won't actually look up what those men actually said about minor details like a place name actually existing, or finding a name of a real person who existed, but not actually finding any verifiable evidence that any magic Resurrection actually happened. Frank also leaves out what the majority of modern Bible Scholars and researchers say about the actual authors being unknown of the writings that decades later were fashioned into "The Gospels" by the early Church Fathers. It was only because of actions by deceptive Christian clerics like Papias of Hierapolis that the "traditional Christian belief" that men called Mark, Matthew, Luke and John actually existed as real people, and were the authors. It was rather easy to fool the illiterate superstitious masses in those times.
    Today Christianity admits there is no corroborating evidence any Mark, Matthew, Luke or John even existed as real people to confirm what the Church fathers made up for those names being attached to the writings at the end end of the first century and into the early part of the 2nd century. And of course all the writings were done long after Jesus was dead and buried and there is not one single written record in existence by ANYONE anywhere in Jesus entire 30+ year lifetime tat even mentions his name once, let alone the tales about a Virgin Birth, doing miracles, preaching to thousands, or any supposed Resurrection. Why did magic Jesus fail so miserably to get noticed by ANYONE in his whole lifetime for the amazing supernatural things he was claimed to have done to have at least one person jot down something he did or said???? But not one word in his lifetime from anyone in Jerusalem or any Historians. Later Historians just reported second and third hand tales that were being passed around by the many early sects of Christians. But since both Faith and belief are defined to not even need any evidence to have them, that doesn't seem to matter to god believers like Muslims, Christians, and Hindus. peace

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  16. Tim Ames

    Turek discredits his whole argument in the last few seconds of the video where he says, "….that could only have been known by eyewitnesses or someone who knew eyewitnesses".
    So who was it, an eyewitness or someone who knew an eyewitness?
    Or perhaps someone who knew someone who knew eyewitnesses.
    Or perhaps someone who knew someone who knew someone who knew eyewitnesses. Decades and decades later.

    May 19, 2021 at 8:52 pm Reply
  17. labraw10

    lol genius professors. professing to be wise they became fools!!!

    May 19, 2021 at 8:52 pm Reply
  18. 1 Pedro 3:15

    I worder if the atheists who say that Frank just talks about God to make money are actually talking the thruth or if they just don't have any arguments…

    May 19, 2021 at 8:52 pm Reply
  19. Jp Rance

    fuck you dude

    May 19, 2021 at 8:52 pm Reply
  20. Casey Lee

    so, no eyewitnesses of jesus. got it.

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  21. jeffrey lawrence


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  22. Ronald Lindeman

    Hardly an atheist destroyer.   

    Which came first, the chicke/n or the egg?     A question for children.

    Which came first, the Roman Empire military that was going to torture and kill people in Judea?   Or a god of the universe, Jesus of Christianity, that was on a torture quest and induced the Roman Empire to torture and kill people in Judea so the Jesus of Christianity could use the torture and killing for his own needs?

    If Jesus of Christianity was born when the Holy Christian Bible says he was born, how did the god of the universe know that the Roman Empire military would still have Judea under military occupation when Jesus grew up to adulthood?

    Why doesn't Jesus of Christianity cure military occupations?     Why water into wine, walk on water, feeding a whole bunch of people, calmed the seas, healing one person of leprosy, but not cure a military occupation?

    Why faith healing?    Science has told us that Sanitation, Cleanliness, Sterilization, Inoculation and Medication can help prevent and cure disease.      Faith healing was literature in the ancient world.     Real gods could faith heal.    Leprosy is now called Hansen's disease because in 1872, Hansen from Norway found the bacteria that causes Hansen's (leprosy) disease.     Why faith healing, not real knowledge about the world?

    Christianity and the United State Declaration of Independence are incompatible.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident (which means that it didn't necessarily come from revealed religion)  that all men are created equal (which means you can't have a god with a chosen people) that we are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness,  (which means you can't have a god who would drown the whole world in a world wide flood)

    Then Thomas Jefferson wrote that governments are instituted among men to  secure these rights.    (which is to say that ancient ideas of god-government are fiction)

    The first human government after the Age of Enlightenment and Age of Reason are the United States Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.  

    The first human government after Christianity is the Roman Empire torturing and killing people in Judea.

    May 19, 2021 at 8:52 pm Reply
  23. Joe Richmond

    Frank Turek: Atheist Demolisher.

    May 19, 2021 at 8:52 pm Reply
  24. JCrules

    well said frank

    May 19, 2021 at 8:52 pm Reply
  25. sewing1243

    If we apply the same level of scrutiny to all historical texts that the unbelievers want to apply to the Bible then most history apparently didn't happen.

    May 19, 2021 at 8:52 pm Reply

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