An Exegetical Commentary on the Gospel According to Saint Matthew. Minneapolis: James Family Christian Publishers, 1978.
Synopsis of the Four Gospels: Greek-English Edition of the Synopsis Quattuor Evageliorum, 11th ed.
Another long list of words thought to have had a peculiar meaning in the LXX or NT have since been found used in just the same sense in secular writings.
This is very much the thrust of late 19th-early 20th century scholarship; that the new testament documents must not be dated any earlier than can be conclusively shown from other documents (themselves not subjected to this approach, fortunately).The non-immediate consequences of the discovery of P52 have rarely been properly comprehended.Once you accept that the process of taking only the latest date that will meet the scanty extant data is a fallacy, quite a number of conclusions follow. Bell therefore recognised that we could well be looking at 25-30 years to get from the autograph, via an unknown number of intermediaries and by geographical transfer up the nile and to the cheap provincial copy extant in P52. Christians and skeptical non-Christians, including members of religious cults, have different views concerning the credibility of the Gospels and the rest of the New Testament. In other words, if His words were not accurately recorded in the Gospels, how can anyone know what He really taught? Further, if the remainder of the New Testament cannot be established to be historically reliable, then little if anything can be known about what true Christianity really is, teaches, or means.Further, the methods used by the critics (rationalistic, higher critical methods) which claim “assured results” proving the New Testament unreliable, have been weighed in the balance of secular scholarship and been found wanting.