An Interesting (and Amusing) Note on the Scientific Knowledge of the NT / Apostolic Era

Posted By on January 14, 2009

Kudos to Rick Brannan over on Ricoblog for this one. Rick found some odd “science” in the Epistle of Barnabas (one of the Apostolic Fathers). Now, someone could of course say that the NT writers were immune from these kinds of quirky views, but we’d actually need evidence for that claim. Our best hope for that are passages where the biblical writers do discuss issues that touch on science or medicine. Then we can determine if the biblical writer shared the views of his day or not. We already know the answer to that in 1 Cor 11 (and Rick is kind enough to link back to our 1 Cor 11 discussion).

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6 Responses to “An Interesting (and Amusing) Note on the Scientific Knowledge of the NT / Apostolic Era”

  1. Jonnathan Molina says:

    Hi Dr. Heiser, I think the link is no good…hope it gets fixed soon, I really want to read it!

  2. Jonnathan Molina says:

    Never mind, I just found the blog…thanks it looks interesting.

  3. Rebekah says:

    Not Sure if its Vista related but the link doesn’t work for me.

  4. MSH says:

    @Jonnathan Molina: not sure what the problem is. I just went to the site / link and here it is:

    http://www.supakoo.com/rick/ricoblog/2009/01/14/OnTheAncientsAndScientificUnderstanding.aspx

  5. Rebekah says:

    Link still doesnt work on IE 7

  6. Jonnathan Molina says:

    I did manage to get on, thanks. Oh, and can I just say: EEEW!

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