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Suetonius is one of three key Roman authors who may refer to early Christians, the other two being Pliny the Younger and Tacitus. These authors refer to events which take place during the reign of various Roman emperors, Suetonius writing about the Claudius expulsion and Nero's persecutions, Tacitus referring to Nero's actions around the time of the Great ...


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Keep in mind that in Jesus' day, while nearly all Jewish men could read, writing was a skilled craft which was restricted to a relatively small group of people (the "scribes" in the New Testament). Keep in mind also, that in Jesus time, Christians drew most of their numbers from lower classes and were unlikely include scribes. Thus the group of 500 about ...


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According to The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell, p125, Josephus, who died after 100AD, wrote of Jesus in his Jewish Antiquities, "...for he appeared to them alive again the third day; as the divine prophets had foretold these and then thousand other wonderful things concerning him." (Antiquities, XVIII, 33). However, those words are ...


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While I realize is an old question, and that you have probably already settled on an answer or moved on to more pressing questions; but when I read it and I felt compelled to give you an answer. As a Southern Baptist, I believe that the holy Bible is the inerrant word of God. And that all of the answers to any of our questions are in his word. Some of ...


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I believe it is that some of the worst offenders didn't get a painful enough death. There are plenty of people on earth that subject many to torture and then die in their sleep. Adolf Hitler organised the torture of many Jews and then shot himself - relatively painless compared to what he had inflicted at Auschwitz. Such villains may spend several hours ...


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The mindset of Unity seems to be that it's not important whether Jesus physically resurrected or not. Just as a lot of Christians don't really care whether Jesus spoke of an actual beggar named Lazarus or simply made up a parable, Unity regards Jesus' victory over death as an example for us and having no other benefit, therefore they don't care about the ...



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