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The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ

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Some critics of Christianity (such as the makers of the popular online movie Zeitgeist) suggest that Jesus never lived, that He was a myth. This is foolish. Beside the twenty seven New Testament documents that verify He lived, there are thirty nine sources outside of the Bible, written within 150 years of Jesus life that mention Him. These sources include the Jewish Talmud, the Roman historian Tacitus, the Didache, Flavius Josephus, Pliny the Younger, Suetonius, the Gnostic gospels (e.g., the gospel of Thomas), etc. These extrabiblical sources reveal to us more than 100 facts about His life, teaching, death and even resurrection.

In The Historical Jesus, Gary Habermas does a masterful job compiling, examining and commenting on this wealth of extrabiblical evidence for the life of Christ. If you're interested in reading what Flavius Josephus, the Talmud, or the Roman historian Tacitus said about Jesus, with a scholar's analysis of the material, you'll find it in this book. The evidence is clear: the Jesus of the New Testament is the Jesus of history.

College Press Publishing Company, paperback, 298 pages.


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