(Speaker 5) New Insights Into The New Testament: The Gospels In Review (CONFERENCE)

Jodi Magness talked about the archaeology evidence from Jesus’ day. In some ways, the archaeological record contradicts the biblical record. The archaeological evidence contradicts the biblical record of the walls of Jericho falling down, for instance.

If temples always had a commercial areas, why would Jesus have gotten so mad? Magness says perhaps Jesus was mad the temple tax increased, but this is a very debated passage because the text doesn’t point in this direction.