The "historical Jesus" of the siege, who is "meek" and venerated as a prophet and martyr, being combined with the "Mosaic Jesus" of Galilee, a disciple of Judas of Galilee, who resisted the Roman rule and helped to precipitate the war, the memory of the "sect" of Judas the Gaulanite or Galilean, who began the anti-Roman trouble, is also transmuted into a myth of a sect of Jesus of Galilee, who has fishermen for disciples, is followed by poor Galileans, is betrayed by one companion and deserted by the rest, and is represented finally as dying under Pontius Pilate, though at that time there had been no Jesuic movement.
Although we have no evidence for a historical Jesus, we certainly have many accounts of mythologies from the Middle East during the first century and before.
None of the original texts exist and scholars argue about a possible date of the originals. There are two alleged mentions of Jesus in his histories. XII, Number 5, p.
But should we take Odysseus, the Greek gods and goddesses, one-eyed giants and monsters as literal fact simply because the story depicts geographic locations accurately. While a likely possibility exists that an actual Jesus lived, another likely possibility reveals that a mythology could have derived out of earlier mythologies or possibly independent archetypal hero worship.
And actually, the very thing that you call for does exist. It never occurred to me at the time to see Superman as a Christ-figure.
The failure of even one of these fathers to notice it would be sufficient to throw doubt upon its genuineness; the failure of all of them to notice it proves conclusively that it is spurious, that it was not in existence during the second and third centuries.
We know from history about witchcraft trials and kangaroo courts that hearsay provides neither reliable nor fair statements of evidence. We know that mythology can arise out of no good information whatsoever. Given the clear and undeniable forgery of this Josephus passage, no one, including any Christian, can say that the Christian Church cannot and did not forge historic documents.
Similar to Jesus who died and rose to heaven, Hercules died, rose to Mt. When the prosecution presents its case, everyone who takes the stand against you claims that you committed the crime, not as a witness themselves, but solely because they claim other people said so.
Nowhere do we find these writers quoting Jesus. But, on the contrary, in chapter xxxv of the first book of that work, Origen openly affirms that Josephus, who had mentioned John the Baptist, did not acknowledge Christ" Answer to Dr.
Festus was dead, and Albinus was but upon the road; so he assembled the Sanhedrim of judges and brought before them the brother of Jesus, who was called Christ, whose name was James, and some others; and when he had formed an accusation against them as breakers of the law, he delivered them to be stoned" Josephus, Antiquities, Book XX, chap.
Yet not one mentions the name of Jesus Christ, much less any incident in his life. Early Roman historians wrote primarily of events and people important to their empire. Most historians of the era did not comment on subjects outside of Rome. If, to say nothing of the resurrection story, Jesus had been crucified by Pilate, how came it that there is no hint of such an episode in connection with Josephus' account of the Samaritan tumult in the next chapter.
We have a lot of educated guesses by scholars, but no certainty. Hence, even for criminals who deserved extreme and exemplary punishment, there arose a feeling of compassion; for it was not, as it seemed, for the public good, but to glut one man's cruelty, that they were being destroyed.
Some authors have even argued that Jesus of Nazareth was doubly non-existent, contending that both Jesus and Nazareth are Christian inventions. Josephus was not a contemporary historian. According to the religious scholar, J. He drew over to him both many of the Jews, and many of the Gentiles.
In total, nine early non-Christian secular writers mention Jesus as a real person within years of his death. The following gives a brief outlook about the claims of a historical Jesus and why the evidence the Christians present us cannot serve as justification for reliable evidence for a historical Jesus.
Such an admission would have proved him to be a Christian himself, in which case the passage under consideration, too long for a Jew, would have been far too short for a believer in the new religion, and thus the passage stands forth, like an ill-set jewel, contrasting most inharmoniously with everything around it.
Even within the first epistle, it says in 5: Jesus lived a wise and virtuous life. He was born in 37 A. Devastating to historians, there occurs not a single contemporary writing that mentions Jesus. All documents about Jesus came well after the life of the alleged Jesus from either: unknown authors, people who had never met an earthly Jesus, or from fraudulent, mythical or allegorical writings.
Did a man called Jesus of Nazareth walk the earth? Discussions over whether the figure known as the “Historical Jesus” actually existed primarily reflect disagreements among atheists.
If Jesus existed, why didn't a single historian of the day recorded this 'Jesus' figure whatsoever regardless of all those amazing miracles he made in front of hundreds of thousands? JESUS CHRIST - NO HISTORICAL EVIDENCE Eusebius, to write an official history.
Meanwhile, Christian launched the largest book burning campaign in history, destroying a vast part of the wisdom and history of the ancient world forever. Most written accounts of the life of Jesus did not exist until a couple decades after his purported.
Apr 01, · In Did Jesus Exist?, Ehrman builds a technical argument and shows that one of the reasons for knowing that Jesus existed is that if someone invented Jesus, they would not have created a. Do Any First Century Historians Mention the Jesus of Christianity?
by Kenneth Harding, Any historian writing decades or centuries after the events could only write of those things which he had heard others say. But as Josephus did not embrace Christianity, and as this passage is not quoted or referred to until the beginning of the.Historians did not write about jesus