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The Bedrock of Christianity: (2 of 8) Studying History Is Time Traveling (Part 1)

Video from Sentinel Apologetics

"Here's my brief case for the historicity of Jesus’ death and resurrection appearances.

The Death of Jesus

We have excellent reasons for the conclusion that Jesus actually died due to the rigors of crucifixion. Numerous ancient historical sources record Jesus’ death. We have the testimony of:

1. Several primitive, highly respected traditions that actually predate the New Testament books in which they appear. The ones that receive the most scholarly attention are Acts 2:23–24; 3:13–15; 4:10; 5:29–30; 10:39; 13:28–29; 1 Corinthians 11:26; 15:3; and Philippians 2:8. Others include Romans 4:25 and 1 Peter 3:18.

2. The rest of the New Testament (and the gospel narratives, in particular), as well as a dozen extra-biblical, non-Christian references to this event. Examples include Roman historian Tacitus, Jewish sources like Josephus and the Talmud, as well as other ancient writers like Thallus, Lucian, Phlegon, and Mara Bar-Serapion.

Several crucial medical facts indicate that death by crucifixion is clearly ascertainable.." from the article: The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ


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