Posted: Jan 16, 2023 10:53 am
by Leucius Charinus
darnwelling wrote:

The Roman historian Tacitus wrote about Jesus and the early Christian movement in his Annals, published in the early second century.

Not one author cites Tacitus until the 15th century when the Tacitus manuscript was suddenly and unexpectedly "discovered"in the archives of the utterly corrupt church industry.

The Jewish historian Josephus also wrote about Jesus in his Antiquities of the Jews, published in the late first century.

"A rank forgery, and a very stupid one, too", --- Bishop Warburton of Gloucester, 1762.

The existence of Jesus is also supported by non-Christian historical sources, such as the Jewish Talmud and the Roman historians Suetonius and Thallus.

Jesus is not mentioned in the Talmud.

The earliest extant manuscript for Suetonius is from the 9th century.

Thallus mentions a darkness.

There is arguably no extra-biblical evidence for the existence of either Jesus or the "nation of Christians" in the first three centuries of the common era.

Here is the full list:

Pagan witnesses to the historicity of "Christians"
Prior to the Christian Revolution of the 4th century ... 54277.html