Elkabong, now assume you use the same group of students and imagine for a second that they were inspired by God. Would your conclusion change? Would they still have different versions of the same event? Does the fact that God is part of the equation allow for different versions?
Although this is a problem for Christendom as a whole. I struggled more with this as a Protestant. As a Catholic I now have Holy Tradition to assist for some of these apparent contradictions. The Church just says “well it has always been known that verse means……..”. And they back it up by using early church writings.
Let me know your thoughts.