The Gospels

@Pose123 (21666)
Canada
July 24, 2007 11:07am CST
I'd like to know how you feel about the fact that nothing was written about the life of Jesus during or shortly after his lifetime. I understand that the first Gospel was written around 80 A.D.
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• Kottayam, India
24 Jul 07
Those who written were eye witnesses.When it is written is immaterial, if what is written is accurate.
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@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
26 Jul 07
Hi elshaddail123, Thanks for commenting, but I doubt that those who wrote the gospels were eye witnesses,also people rarely remember things correctly after many years. My only thought is that we can't take everything literarily. The Sermon on The Mount contain the best teachings that I've ever heard off.
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@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
24 Jul 07
I think that confirms the fact that we can't take everything in the bible litteraly.
@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
24 Jul 07
Thanks, 80 years is a long time, I guess things would get changed a bit.
• Kottayam, India
24 Jul 07
Never.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
29 Jul 07
I was reading about how they preserved knowledge in those days, and it was mostly oral. One had to make the papyrus or tan the skins to make parchment and for ink, well it was hard to catch an octopus or burn enough sticks to make charcoal. So people had to wait until there was enough to write anything down. So, unlike today when you have to get told things time and time again, the people developed their memories and they memorized word for word because they had to. And would not have Matthew, Luke, and John written down on papyrus or parchment notepaper and finally assembled the Gospels when they were ready for publications. \
@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
29 Jul 07
Hi suspenseful, Thanks for commenting. I've heard of memory development, and there may be something to it,but there is no way it could have been perfect. Also, those who wrote the gospels were not eyewitnesses.