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Luke 2

Sexton Blake

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Guesswork is used to date gospels as we have no originals but only copies of copies often to the twentieth generation and more, and we know from Bart Ehrman that many were altered and even as late as the last several verses in the bible, the author complains about people altering bible verses.


The book of Luke is usually dated 80 - 130 AD though the earliest bits of manuscripts we have are from 200 AD.




With Mark being the source gospel from which a lot in Matthew and Luke was copied:




Apologists made up the imaginary Q document. There seems to have been many devoutly people writing their own Jesus fables then and without them, both Matthew and Luke would have been little more than copies of Mark.


And what worse than Luke 2 where the unknown author let his imagination run riot about what supposedly happened 80 to 130 years earlier, about things he had no way of knowing?


The idea that everyone should go to their city of birth was nonsense and would have caused a few years of chaos in the world in those days of poor travel as people returned to their cities of birth then back to where they are now. How would that provide tax money where it is needed NOW?


Joseph we are told is descended from King David, FORTY TWO generations earlier. In a time of few if any records, Joseph knows this how?


Angels and the heavenly host announce Jesus' arrival to three shepherds in a field. Why? What was the point? Would it not have been better to announce his arrival to the King. Herod would have respected God but not a human being who he might think was after his job decades in the future.


Then we are introduced to Simeon and Anna, though I cannot see why?


The chapter ends with "And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man." This for a very smart 12 year old, yet Jesus seemed to have made no impression on anyone back home for the next two decades, till suddenly he starts preaching and doing miracles in his early thirties.

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Nearly all the original Biblical authors were quite lacking with character development.

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Another issue is that starts off addresses to Theophilus. Meaning lover of god. But there was also Theophilus in the 2nd century it many have speculated that the gospel was written by someone for him. So many issues point to a 2nd century creation. Many people had previous tried to draw up an account of things handed down by eyewitnesses? The whole thing sounds fishy. This is obvious a very late written letter. 



Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled[a] among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.

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