2018-09-01

New Archive for Testimonium Flavianum, the Jesus in Josephus passage

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by Neil Godfrey

 

I have collated 21 Vridar posts on the Testimonium Flavianum into a single page of annotated links. See the ARCHIVES by TOPIC, Annotated in the right margin. Look under Pages.

Or jump straight to Jesus in Josephus: Testimonium Flavianum to see the annotated list.

 

 

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2 Comments

  • 2019-05-10 01:48:03 GMT+0000 - 01:48 | Permalink

    This just came out – a blog post from an author suggesting the non Christian sources for Jesus establish that he probably existed: http://www.asor.org/anetoday/2019/05/Jesus-in-Non-Christian-Sources

    • Neil Godfrey
      2019-05-10 06:19:02 GMT+0000 - 06:19 | Permalink

      That’s a shorter version of Grabbe’s 2012 chapter in “Is This Not the Carpenter?” We addressed his points back then: https://vridar.org/2012/08/21/is-this-not-the-carpenter-references-to-jesus-outside-the-christian-sources/ They must be hard up for new material at that site.

      I don’t think I’ve seen anyone say anything new about the non-Christian sources for Jesus since what I read in books published in the nineteenth century. As far as I am aware none of them addresses the questions that expose the weaknesses and fallacies in what are, in effect, apologetic rationalizations. Compare — or rather contrast — the methods as set out by other (non-biblical) historians (e.g. M.I. Finley).

      (Notice the word “attest”, too — Yes. In Tacitus we read a passage that “attests” …. that’s actually a long shot from “establishes”.)

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