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.
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. \