If Jesus Existed, Christianity May Be True

Apologetics and Theology

Nigel Barber recently wrote an article called “If Jesus Never Existed, Religion May Be Fiction” in the Huffington Post. While he deals with a few religious movements, I will only deal with Jesus in this […]

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Bart Ehrman on the Testimonium Flavianum

I continually hear people suggest that the Testimonium Flavianum, that is Josephus’ testimony about Jesus, is only accepted by evangelicals.  Even to suggest that Josephus had a core statement later augmented by Christians is an […]

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The Apologetic Value of Philo Not Mentioning Jesus

Apologetics and Theology

Fairly regularly, I hear skeptics mention Philo’s silence regarding Jesus as being devastating to claims about the historical Jesus.  If Jesus really lived, then surely Philo would have mentioned him. The truth is, aside from […]

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The Majority Report

Apologetics and Theology

I was recently challenged on why I use the fact that the great majority of historians say that Jesus existed or that the majority of Josephus scholars acknowledge that Josephus said something about Jesus, although […]

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Raymond Brown on the Testimonium Flavianum

One of the top New Testament scholars of recent years has been the late Raymond Brown.  I like what Brown says about Josephus’ witness of Jesus in his Death of the Messiah vol. 1 on […]

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Top Ten Problems With the Jesus Myth Theory

Apologetics and Theology

As I sit here watching the documentary on Tom Harpur’s Pagan Christ, I find myself reminded of all the problems that I see in the Jesus myth theory.  I will share my top ten problems […]

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Testamonium Flavianum

When we look for the evidence of the historical Jesus, we must spend time dealing with the first century Jewish historian Josephus.  Josephus wrote a number of books including one called the Antiquities of the […]

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Josephus, John the Baptist and the Historical Jesus

Josephus

The idea that Jesus was not a historical figure stubbornly remains in some areas.  Is there truly any historical evidence for Jesus?  There most definitely is.  Some of the best non-biblical evidence comes from the […]

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