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Friday
Nov012013

Oral Traditions, Gospels & Accuracy 

Been thinking of some new kinds of things to do on blogs. One is to see if "thinking aloud" (brainstorming) has any value to readership. The other is to see if audio can be a viable means of consideration. Here it goes. I found this in my dictation files (thoughts I dictate to myself as I listen to professor lectures). The thoughts concern whether the factual claims in the Gospels (that Jesus did this or said that on such and such occasion) are made suspect by the fact that oral traditions are a messy thing. I mean, go pass along any gossip and hearsay to anyone and see what becomes of the fish story. Reflecting upon the philosophy of oral traditions, and their accuracy, this was my "thinking aloud:"

PLAY AUDIO: