J.J. Blunt’s classic work Undesigned Coincidences in the Writings of the Old and New Testament, an Argument of Their Veracity is now available on-line in PDF.
” When I first read through the Gospels forensically, comparing those places where two or more gospels writers were describing the same event, I was immediately struck by the inadvertent support that each writer provided for the other…. When one gospel eyewitness described an event and left out a detail that raised a question, this question was unintentionally answered by another gospel writer (who, by the way, often left out a detail that was provided by the first gospel writer)….
As someone new to the Bible, I began to investigate whether or not anyone else had observed this phenomenon and found that a professor of divinity name J.J.Blunt wrote a book in 1847 entitled Undesigned Coincidences… This was one of the first books about the Bible I ever purchased. In his section related to the Gospels and the Boo of Acts, Blunt identified the very same inadvertent parallel passages I discovered when examining the Gospels forensically. Blunt described the phenomenon as a series of “undesigned coincidences” and identified over forty locations in the New Testament where this feature of unintentional eyewitness support could be seen on the pages of Scripture. “
J. Warner Wallace, Cold Case Christianity. A homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels. Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook, 2013. pp.184-185.
With such a recommendation I am very pleased to be able to make this book available.