The Annual Public Ferrie Lecture will be held at Christ College on the 21st September 2016 at 7:30pm.
Special guest lecturer Dr Simon Gathercole will be speaking on the topic of “The Journeys of Jesus and Jewish Geography”.
The Gospels in the New Testament contain a remarkable amount of geographical information, especially in the quantity of references to areas, towns and villages that Jesus (and John the Baptist) visited. Are these genuine or fictitious? Some sceptics have doubted the existence of places like Nazareth and Capernaum, and even many New Testament scholars are unaware of the evidence for Gospel sites. Strikingly, however, a huge proportion of the place-names in the Gospels are paralleled in Jewish literature outside the New Testament, even down to some of the small villages. This illustrated lecture will examine the historical evidence for the places in the Gospels and will show how this evidence has clear implications for the reliability of the narratives.
For more information and to register, visit the Christ College website.