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,
Chad 

Footnote:

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

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