It is surprising that Jesus is mentioned in any ancient documents outside the New Testament.
This talk examines eleven of the earliest non-Christian references to Jesus, from both the Greco-Roman and Jewish worlds. It then considers the value of the New Testament itself as an historical source, even though its Christian agenda needs to be taken into account – the same needs to be done for any historical source).
Finally, the value of other background sources and archaeology is considered, concluding that the New Testament writings are “deeply credible”.
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