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Extra-Biblical Evidence for Jesus: Signs of His Presence from Outside Scripture

The Evidence from Roman or Roman Empire Sources

    Suetonius, Claudias 25.4. De Vita Caesarum

    Life of Nero 16.2

    Tacitus, Annals xv.44.

    Pliny the Younger, Epistles x.96-97.

    Julius Africanus on Thallus

    Lucian of Samasota, The Passing of Peregrinus.

Source from a Syrian Philosopher

    Mara bar Sarapion.

    Josephus, Antiquities 18.116-19

    Josephus, Antiquities 20.200,

    Josephus, Antiquities 20.200

    Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History 1.1.7-8

    Eusebius, Demonstration of the Gospel 3.5.105-06

    Origen, Against Celsus 1.47

    Origen, Commentary on Matthew 10.17.

Rabbinic Sources and Evidence of Debate with the Church Fathers

    b Sanh 43a and 107b

    b ‘Abodah Zerah 27b, 16b-17a

    Tosefta, Shehitat Hullin

    ‘Abodah Zerah 16b-17a

    ‘Abodah Zerah 27b

    Justin, Dialogue 69:7

    Justin, First Apology 30

    Justin, Dialogue 108

    Origen, Contra Celsum 1:68.

    Justin’s Dialogue 69:7

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