Did Luke “Mess Up”?
or, The use of historical reference points in Luke’s gospel when it comes to dating the birth of Jesus
Skeptics love to attack the historicity of the Bible. Two of their favorite targets are the Exodus and the dating of the census in the gospel of Luke. Now, while I have an entire post (as well as this) dealing with biblical historicity in which I touch on the Exodus, I don’t think that I have ever touched on the census mentioned in Luke.
J. Warner Wallace has a great post on the question over at his blog, where he goes through the evidences for the reliability of Luke’s account, but I want to address two key points, one in regards to inspiration, and its correspondence to infallibility, and overall historicity…