Some people are happy to trust the New Testament just because it is the christian scriptures. But I believe it is important to first understand the New Testament as history, as neutral scholars understand it, so we can test whether trusting it as scripture is reasonable.
When tested in this way, the New Testament can be seen as a well-preserved set of ancient documents, but with many unanswered questions and problems.
This section considers some of the problems that have been raised that cast doubt on the accuracy of the New Testament.
New Testament Errors?
In this page I discuss seven of the most commonly raised issues which are said to show the New Testament is inaccurate.
Were Bethlehem and Nazareth real places?
Sceptics have argued that Nazareth and Bethlehem didn’t exist, but several new archaeological discoveries at Nazareth, and one artefact that mentions Bethlehem, provide new evidence.