Christ alive … Robert Powell as Jesus of Nazareth in The historical evidence for Jesus of Nazareth is both long-established and widespread.
Maximum words Submit There is numerous pieces of evidence outside of the Bible that point to existence of Jesus.
It is also widely accepted among historians. Here is a quote from the ancient Roman historian, Tacitus: Christus, their founder of the name, was put to death by Pontius Pilate, procurator of Judea in the reign of Tiberius.
He states in Agapios' Kitab al-'Unwan: And his conduct was good, and he was known t be virtuous. And many people from among the Jews and the other nations became his disciples. Pilate condemned him to be crucified and to die. And those who had become his disciples did not abandon his discipleship.
They reported that he had appeared to them after his crucifixion and that he was alive; accordingly, he was perhaps the Messiah concerning whom the prophets accounted wonders.
The Jewish Talmuds also act as a valid source as well. So there is no hiding the fact that there are more than enough external sources outside of the Bible which reference the existence of Jesus.
There are dozens of quotes from historians that say that Jesus existed.
I'm obviously not going to go through every one, but I do intend on mentioning a few in hopes to get my point across. We can in fact know as much about Jesus as we can about any figure in the ancient world. I have to say that I do not know any respectable critical scholar who says that any more.
This one is from Maurice Casey at Nottingham University: It is fuelled by a regrettable form of atheist prejudice, which holds all the main primary sources, and Christian people, in contempt. Most of its proponents are also extraordinarily incompetent.Today, the debate over whether or not Jesus really existed has been completely ignored for the debate over Who Jesus Really Was.
The controversial website, The Jesus Police, challenges every assumption about Jesus Christ and supplants them with new ideas, based on the latest evidence.
Question: "Did Jesus really exist?
Is there any historical evidence of Jesus Christ?" Answer: Typically, when this question is asked, the person asking qualifies the question with “outside of the Bible.” We do not grant this idea that the Bible cannot be considered a source of evidence for the existence of Jesus.
Did Jesus Really Exist? By Paul L.
Maier, Emeritus, Skeptics should focus instead on whether or not Jesus was more than a man. That, at least, could evoke a reasonable debate among reasonable inquirers, rather than a pointless discussion with sensationalists who struggle to .
People often debate what he was really like and what he really taught, and many non-Christians even admire him for his character and his moral teachings. What they usually do not do, however, is question whether Jesus ever existed at all. Bart Ehrman & Robert Price Debate – Did Jesus Exist?
As many of you know, this past October I had a public debate with Robert Price on the question of whether Jesus actually existed. To my knowledge Robert is the only “mythicist” (one who thinks Jesus is a complete myth) who actually has a PhD in the relevant field of New Testament studies.
Four Reasons I Think Jesus Really Existed. by Trent Horn Filed under Historicity. Comments. A small handful of scholars today, and a much larger group of Internet commenters, maintain that Jesus never existed. The whole premise of the article was to debate whether or not Jesus actually existed and people are jumping straight to.