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Is Christ Mentioned Outside Of The Bible?
Aside from the four gospel accounts the amount of information regarding Jesus Christ in contemporary history is comparatively small (I have my opinion why). Here are a few references to Christ in secular (extra-biblical) sources.
"JOSEPHUS "Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man,
if it be lawful to call him a man, for he was a doer of
wonderful works a teacher of such men as receive the truth
with pleasure. He drew over to him both many of the Jews,
and many of the Gentiles. He was [the] Christ. And when
Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men among us, had
condemned him to the cross, those that loved him at the
first did not forsake him; for he appeared to them alive
again the third day; as the divine prophets had foretold
these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning
him. And the tribe of Christians so named from him are not
extinct at this day."
Lucian, "The Passing of Peregrinus" 12, 13. Loeb Classical Library. English translation by A. M. Harmon (London: William Heinemann, Ltd.; Cambridge, mass.: Harvard University Press, 1936), pp. 13, 15.
Bibliography on Ancient Customs
The Art of Ancient Egypt, Revised
by Robins, 272 Pages, Pub. 2008
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Bible & History QuotesFirst Mention of Herod in History - Ehud Netzer