Jesus and the Eyewitnesses
Winner of the Michael Ramsey Prize 2009.
This momentous volume argues that the four Gospels are closely based on the eyewitness testimony of those who personally knew Jesus. Noted New Testament scholar Richard Bauckham challenges the prevailing assumption that the Jesus accounts circulated as “anonymous community traditions”. Instead, he asserts that they were transmitted in the names of the original eyewitnesses.
In the expanded second edition Bauckham adds a new preface, three substantial new chapters that respond to critics, and a comprehensive new bibliography.