"A four-year ministry would also provide ample time to accommodate the many events in the final portion of Jesus' ministry, and is more in keeping with Jesus' usual manner of confronting individuals. His final tour, on which he continued to search for penitent hearts, was hardly a feverish whirlwind campaign through the countryside..." --Johnston Cheney, The Greatest Story (1996) page 275This is not the most airtight support for Cheney's view, but it's the point that sings most to my heart. It's not the argument that convinced me of the 4 year chronology, but of his observations, it's the one I most love. Anyway, Cheney's other arguments are more substantial and much more defensible. They'll make a good series of posts someday...
May 1, 2009
Cheney on Jesus' Manner
"If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient observation than to any other reason."
-- Isaac Newton