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Sources For The Historicity of Jesus

Sources For The Historicity of Jesus Christian sources, such as the New Testament books in the Christian Bible, include detailed stories about Jesus, but scholars differ on the historicity of specific episodes described in the Biblical accounts of Jesus.[1] The only two events subject to “almost universal assent” are that...

Tacitus On Christ

Tacitus on Christ The Roman historian and senator Tacitus referred to Christ, his execution by Pontius Pilate, and the existence of early Christians in Rome in his final work, Annals (written ca. AD 116), book 15, chapter 44.[1] The context of the passage is the six-day Great Fire of Rome that burned much of the city in...

Jesus, The Son Of Mary

Historical Jesus

Historical Jesus The term historical Jesus refers to attempts to reconstruct the life and teachings of Jesus by critical historical methods, in contrast to Christological definitions (the Christ of Christianity) and other Christian accounts of Jesus (the Christ of faith).[1] It also considers the historical and cultural context in which Jesus lived.[2][3][4] Virtually all scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed.[5][6][7][note 1] Reconstructions...

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