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The Case for Truth: Is There Evidence for Jesus Outside the Bible?
Dr. Wave Nunnally | June 27, 2021
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“Will the Real Jesus Stand Up?
A Brief Comparison of the Person, Teaching, and Works of the Jesus of the Canonical Gospels and the Apocryphal Gospels.” Enrichment 13.4(Fall, 2008)90-98

https://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/Issues/2008/Fall-2008
Summary of Evidence for Jesus Outside the Bible

There was a man called Jesus [All 17]

He was from a Jewish village [Celsus]

His earthly father was a carpenter [Celsus; Rabbis]

His mother’s name was Mary/Miriam [Rabbis]

Mary was of royal (Davidic) ancestry [Rabbis]

He and His family were poor [Celsus]
His opponents claimed that Mary was unfaithful
 [Celsus; Rabbis]

His opponents claimed that He was illegitimate
 [Celsus; Rabbis]

He claimed virgin birth [Celsus]

He escaped to Egypt and later returned to Israel
 [Celsus; Rabbis]
He had a brother called “James/Jacob” [Archeology,
 Josephus]

He was known to be wise [Josephus; Mara; Lucian]

He was known to be virtuous and godly [Josephus]

He was known as a teacher [Josephus; Lucian; Rabbis]

He was known as a prophet [Rabbis]

He had disciples [Josephus; Rabbis]
He founded a new community of “brothers”
 based on his “laws”=“teachings” [Mara, Lucian]

He worked miracles, though opponents claimed

He used magic [Josephus, Celsus; Rabbis]

His opponents claimed that He
 “led Israel astray” [Rabbis]
He was called “the Christ” [Josephus; Pliny; Tacitus;
 Suetonius; Alexamenos Graffito]

He claimed divinity [Celsus]

He was worshipped by his followers as God [Pliny;
 Lucian; Alexamenos Graffito]

He was condemned by a Jewish court [Mara] on the
 Eve of Passover [Rabbis]
However, He was crucified… [Lucian; Alexamenos
 Graffito; Rabbis]
…By the Roman governor Pontius Pilate [Josephus;
 Tacitus]

His earliest followers claimed
He was resurrected
 from the dead [Josephus; rabbis]

He “was perhaps the Messiah” [Josephus]