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A couple of other ancient references in addition to those mentioned by curiousdannii: The Roman writer Seutonius, "The Twelve Caesars": "[Emperor Claudius] banished from Rome all the Jews, who were continually making disturbances at the instigation of one Christus." (This incident is mentioned in the Bible in Acts 18:2.) There are also two references to ...


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The following information is from John Dickson's The Christ Files, which is available as both a book and a DVD. There are several early records which are thought by many historians to refer to Jesus. Here are three of the earliest. With only a sentence or two, sometimes the identifications aren't perfectly clear, and some of them are debated. As with ...


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From a historical perspective, the texts which became canonical were those which proto-orthodox Christians accepted and based their practices and traditions upon. Therefore the practices and traditions are in keeping with books which became part of the Bible. If you think about it some Christian traditions must predate the writing of certain texts. In 1 ...



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