These materials are developed for the 'paradigm community' of my adult education class at my church. They are designed around a set of shared assumptions and accepted results. As such, these materials interact with skeptical positions infrequently, and generally assume the overall historical reliability of scripture (except when THAT is the subject of the study itself, of course). This means that the comments I make in these materials reflect MUCH MORE ANALYSIS than I can put into the class...So, if you have questions about this material, ASK ME--don't just ASSUME I have accepted these positions 'blindly', uncritically, or naively (maybe stupidly, but that's another story!).