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Josephus (Non-Christian Historian) Wrote about Jesus Christ

Posted by FactReal on April 8, 2012

HISTORICITY OF JESUS
Flavius Josephus (A.D. 37 – circa 100), the first century pagan historian and Jewish priest and general, wrote about the Jew’s history and wars. He also wrote about Jesus in his twenty-one volume The Antiquities of the Jews, book 18, chapter 3, section 3:

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 amongst 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.

Source: Ancient writings via Gutenberg, Perseus

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