Saturday, 27 March 2010
05:25:19 AM (GMT)
Ladies (I don't know if any men actually read this o.O) I give you Josephus.
In short, Josephus lived during the first century and wrote about many of the events
which occurred before and during his time. For some events his is the only
accountancy we have. He was a traditional Jew, and was most likely never a
He wrote of Jesus in his work "The Antiquities of the Jews". He also wrote of John
the Baptist and Pilate as well.
I do not write this to give evidence of Jesus' claim to be the son of God and the
messiah, but to give an example of a non Christian source which can help confirm that
Jesus indeed existed. But, this is certainly not the only evidence. If you throw
out reason, that Phraisees as well as Roman men of power saw Christianity as a
possible threat to their control and if Jesus had not even existed, they would have
made full use of this information. For the first true Christian church began 50 days
after Jesus' death.
Then again, if you are a person who simply throws out any information which is at all
questionable in validity, then surely you must throw out most of the historical
accounts of anything which occurred before 1000 AD. For many of them only have a
single known recording. And even then, some of the great events were written even a
hundred years after their occurrence. Keep in mind that oral tradition was very
strong, and men had better memory of oral conversations at this time.
Here's a question. Did Buddha exist? What evidence is there?
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