Was Christ Born at Bethlehem? A Study on the Credibility of St. Luke
by W. M. Ramsay
Hodder and Stoughton 1898
Studying the New Testament book of Luke—particularly Luke 2:1-4, a controversial passage regarding historical validity—Ramsay set out to prove that the material presented in this gospel is without a doubt factual. He examines the importance of the history contained in Luke, explaining its significance in assisting to answer the question of who Christ is. An appendix containing specimens of the documents to which Ramsay referenced ends the resource.
- Title: Was Christ Born at Bethlehem? A Study on the Credibility of St. Luke
- Author: William Mitchell Ramsay
- Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
- Publication Date: 1898
- Pages: 295
About William Mitchell Ramsay
William Mitchell Ramsay (1851–1939) was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His education took place at Oxford, the University of Aberdeen, and Gottingen, and he later went on to become Professor of Humanity at University of Aberdeen, as well as the first ever Professor of Classical Archaeology at Oxford. Perhaps most well-known for his archaeological endeavors, he traveled extensively throughout Asia Minor, studying the missionary journeys of Paul and conducting archaeological research, writing numerous books on the findings and adventures of his studies, including St. Paul the Traveller and Roman Citizen. His original intent in his studies was to disprove Christianity through archaeology, but through his research he realized that the Bible was accurate and converted to Christianity.