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How Many Women Visited the Tomb of Jesus?

Many of my articles here at ColdCaseChristianity.com investigate issues and passages commonly offered as examples of “contradictions” between Gospel accounts. One such alleged contradiction seems to exist in the description of the women who discovered the empty tomb of Jesus. How many women visited the tomb? One? Two? Three? It …

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Why Didn’t Mary Recognize Jesus? (Podcast)

In this blast from the past, J. Warner takes time to review the four parallel accounts of Mary’s interaction with Jesus in the garden following His Resurrection. Why didn’t Mary recognize Him instantly? Is this a proof that the Resurrection is a fraud? How are we to read the parallel …

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How (and Where) Did Judas Really Die?

I’ve been writing intermittently about some of the alleged Gospel contradictions skeptics cite when arguing against the reliability of the New Testament. When two or more eyewitness accounts appear to disagree, we’ve either encountered an error on the part of one of the witnesses, are somehow misreading (or misinterpreting) the …

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Rules to Evaluate Alleged Bible Contradictions and Difficulties (Free Bible Insert)

I’ve been slowly working through a number of alleged Bible “contradictions” and “difficulties” here at ColdCaseChristianity.com, using simple investigative principles I’ve adapted from my casework as a cold-case homicide detective. Here is short list of the rules I typically use when evaluating eyewitness statements. The first ten principles are derived …

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Do Variations in the Resurrection Accounts Discredit the New Testament? (Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast #22)

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner examines alleged “contradictions” in the eyewitness New Testament accounts. Do variations between witness accounts automatically discredit their reliability? J. Warner provides two examples from the Gospel Resurrection accounts to illustrate the manner in which eyewitness accounts are typically reconciled. Here …

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How to Evaluate Alleged Bible “Contradictions” (Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast #21)

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner describes several important principles to consider when evaluating alleged Bible “contradictions”. J. Warner uses the example of the sign over Jesus’ cross to demonstrate how these simple investigative principles can be employed to determine if Biblical passages are truly contradictory. …

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How Many Angels Were Present At Jesus’ Tomb?

This week I’m examining several alleged Bible “contradictions” offered by skeptics as evidence against the reliability of the Gospel eyewitness accounts. In my prior post I investigated the variations between the reports of the sign over Jesus’ cross, and shared several investigative principles I use when examining eyewitness testimony. I’ve …

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