Could the disciples of Jesus have remembered His teachings accurately enough for them to be reliably recorded in the Gospels? Oral transmission sounds so unreliable from our modern perspective, but it was a common method in ancient times. I’ve read several articles recently on how modern technology is hindering our memories. We can quickly look things up, rather than having to focus on information more deeply and remember it.
Craig Keener discusses the oral transmission of the Gospels in this 6 minute video. Hope you’ll give it 6 minutes of your time – Keener makes a number of good points.