This article investigates, from an archaeological and historical perspective, the route of Paul's travels through Galatia to Troas, described in Acts 16:6-8. It begins with a brief analysis of the text. Next, it surveys the evidence about the ancient sites along the route from Dorylaeum to Troas. It ends with some additional observations about the transportation system.
In Chapter 1 Vos puts forward his understanding of biblical theology as a theological discipline. He emphasizes the historical character of biblical revelation. The Bible was for Vos far from a series of isolated proof texts; it was for him an organism with a rich diversity that gives unanimous expression to its message of redemption.
The author argues against the liberal views that the Bible is a collection of myths or that it is not a historical account. The author uses the knowledge of literature experts such as C.S. Lewis and Auerbach to demonstrate why the Bible cannot be viewed as other types of common literature of their times.
"Historical Jesus" work is important. Just because we do not like the reconstruction of others who set about the task with different presuppositions, does not negate our responsibility to think about Jesus not just theologically but also from a historical perspective. Much of this work is being done in North America. This article tries to cover most of the works written in this field, concentrating on some of the leading writers in North America.