Historical evidence of Jesus of Nazereth.

http://www.bethinking.org/jesus/ancient-evidence-for-jesus-from-non-christian-sources

Feel free to go debate there but here is his conclusion from non-Christian sources.

Conclusion

Let’s summarize what we’ve learned about Jesus from this examination of ancient non-Christian sources. First, both Josephus and Lucian indicate that Jesus was regarded as wise. Second, Pliny, the Talmud, and Lucian imply He was a powerful and revered teacher. Third, both Josephus and the Talmud indicate He performed miraculous feats. Fourth, Tacitus, Josephus, the Talmud, and Lucian all mention that He was crucified. Tacitus and Josephus say this occurred under Pontius Pilate. And the Talmud declares it happened on the eve of Passover. Fifth, there are possible references to the Christian belief in Jesus’ resurrection in both Tacitus and Josephus. Sixth, Josephus records that Jesus’ followers believed He was the Christ, or Messiah. And finally, both Pliny and Lucian indicate that Christians worshipped Jesus as God!

I hope you see how this small selection of ancient non-Christian sources helps corroborate our knowledge of Jesus from the gospels. Of course, there are many ancient Christian sources of information about Jesus as well. But since the historical reliability of the canonical gospels is so well established, I invite you to read those for an authoritative “life of Jesus!”

More historical evidence.

http://www.gotquestions.org/did-Jesus-exist.html

http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/people-cultures-in-the-bible/jesus-historical-jesus/did-jesus-exist/

The list goes on and on.

What do we know of Jesus from non-Christian sources? Well recap above.

First, both Josephus and Lucian indicate that Jesus was regarded as wise.

Second, Pliny, the Talmud, and Lucian imply He was a powerful and revered teacher.

Third, both Josephus and the Talmud indicate He performed miraculous feats.

Fourth, Tacitus, Josephus, the Talmud, and Lucian all mention that He was crucified. Tacitus and Josephus say this occurred under Pontius Pilate. And the Talmud declares it happened on the eve of Passover.

Fifth, there are possible references to the Christian belief in Jesus’ resurrection in both Tacitus and Josephus.

Sixth, Josephus records that Jesus’ followers believed He was the Christ, or Messiah.

And finally, both Pliny and Lucian indicate that Christians worshipped Jesus as God!

All of which is in the bible as well. You anted to define Jesus and I did that on the bus ride to work! It wasn’t even that hard!

Sarah

**None of this but typing Google is my work. I selected works from other authors of authority on the subject. And all from non-Biblical sources.**

So define Jesus? Wise, a teacher, had followers, was crucified, believed to be the Christ even back in those days, he rose from the dead, and it was the first night or start of the Jewish holiday.

There you are who was Jsus.

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