What were the names of Christopher Columbus’ three ships in the journey of 1492? Anyone who learned about Columbus in school could probably tell you: Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria. This was barely over five hundred years ago and fifty years after the beginning of the Renaissance. This is not the ancient period. And yet, these are not the names of the ships!
Brant Pitre is unfailingly good on everything, highly recommended. I fell away from the Church for a while and so did not read the Gospels for a long time. When I picked them up again, they blew me away as in the intervening time I had developed a career which involved analysing documents and testimonies. I now had a good eye for truth and falsehood. In my view, the accounts are eye witness. They vary because people vary - no-one sees the same events in exactly the same way. Often, it's the tiny details which speak to the truth - "Jesus looked up" etc. I have no doubts about any of them.
That’s a good book from Dr. Pitre