Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Quote: Edwin Yamauchi on What We Can Know about Jesus from Non-Christian Sources

“We would know that first, Jesus was a Jewish teacher; second, many people believed that he performed healings and exorcisms; third, some people believed he was the Messiah; fourth, he was rejected by the Jewish leaders; fifth, he was crucified under Pontius Pilate in the reign of Tiberius; sixth, despite this shameful death, his followers, who believed that he was still alive, spread beyond Palestine so that there were multitudes of them in Rome by A.D. 64; and seventh, all kinds of people from the cities and countryside-men and women, slave and free-worshiped him as God.” [1]

For more on the non-Christian sources for Jesus see here and here.

And before some says, "We should have more from ancient history written about Jesus," see here.

Courage and Godspeed,


1. Lee Strobel, The Case for Christ, p. 115.

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