This is a review article of Samuel Byrskog's Story as History – History as Story. It is an attempt to examine the role of eyewitnesses in the formation of the Gospel tradition. This review highlights first the importance of the subject of the role of eyewitnesses, and the lack of thorough treatments.
Are the four New Testament Gospels reliable accounts of Jesus? Are the Gospels accounts of real history? In this article, Richard Bauckham highlights the importance of the eyewitnesses described in the Gospels - those who were actually there at the events of Jesus' life. Bauckham asks the question: How are the Gospels related to the testimony of the eyewitnesses?