Dating the Life of Jesus: It’s Tougher Than You Think

It is difficult to overlook the ever-widening gap between this quasi-naturalistic quest for the “real” star of Bethlehem and the approaches taken by modern New Testament scholarship where the infancy stories of Matthew and Luke are treated to often devastating historical criticism.

So opines C. Philipp E. Nothaft of the Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies, University College, London in a new essay appearing on Bible and Interpretation.

Enjoy reading it.