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    Quote Originally Posted by freelight View Post
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    Gotta love the fun and witty Robert M. Price,...here he goes over skepticism and the historical method. An underlying theme was 'Jesus is dead' (also the title of a book of articles by said author), as to questioning the resurrection story, but he goes on to cover lots of good stuff concerning what the criteria is in historical methodology and finding out what historical events are most probable versus what is open to revision.

    Skepticism and historical probability


    Robert takes a more agnostic skeptical approach, which leaves the window open to learn more and revise one's hypothesis. Such is aligned with the scientific method.






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    Writings of Jesus are in the annals of Flavius Josephus The Antiquities of the Jews.
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    Writings of Jesus are in the annals of Flavius Josephus The Antiquities of the Jews.
    That's been addressed here previously. The Testimonium Flavianum is at least partially a Christian 'interpolation' if not entirely.

    See: Josephus Untangled

    Even if its assumed that portions of the TF are authentic (parts are generally accepted as being 'added'), its a second hand report of a story circulating decades after the event and does not prove Jesus existed in the 'form' he is assumed to have been in by modern day christians, but its totally out of place in the narrative also having other problems. It cannot hold as solid historical evidence for Jesus since its been tampered with by scribes. On the whole it proves little but reiterating a story about a wise man named Jesus.




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    Quote Originally Posted by freelight View Post
    That's been addressed here previously. The Testimonium Flavianum is at least partially a Christian 'interpolation' if not entirely.

    See: Josephus Untangled

    Even if its assumed that portions of the TF are authentic (parts are generally accepted as being 'added'), its a second hand report of a story circulating decades after the event and does not prove Jesus existed in the 'form' he is assumed to have been in by modern day christians, but its totally out of place in the narrative also having other problems. It cannot hold as solid historical evidence for Jesus since its been tampered with by scribes. On the whole it proves little but reiterating a story about a wise man named Jesus.




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    You need to rethink your view.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephus_on_Jesus
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