Astounding Historical Support

Christ A13BWith respect to Jesus, we have numerous, independent accounts of his life in the sources lying behind the Gospels (and the writings of Paul) — sources that originated in Jesus’ native tongue Aramaic and that can be dated to within just a year or two of his life (before the religion moved to convert pagans in droves). Historical sources like that are pretty astounding for an ancient figure of any kind. […] the claim that Jesus was simply made up falters on every ground.

–Bart Ehrman,
Agnostic scholar

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