There is no
historical reference to Jesus' life, death or the crucifixion―nothing at
all. John E. Remsburg's The Christ: A Critical Review and Analysis of the
Evidence of His Existence,1 lists the following
contemporary historians/writers who lived during the time, or within a century
after the time, that Jesus was supposed to have lived:
To the above I also add the account of a great new testament event "...the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many." (Matthew 27:45-53) There is NO mention of this in the entire world's history ― none at all!
Appion of Alexandria Arrian
Aulus Gellius Columella
Damis Dio Chrysostom
Dion Pruseus Epictetus
Favorinus Florus Lucius
Hermogones Silius Italicus Josephus
Justus of Tiberius Juvenal
Phlegon Pliny Elder
Pliny Younger Plutarch
Pomponius Mela Ptolemy
Quintilian Quintius Curtius
Theon of Smyrna Valerius Flaccus
The abundant writings of the authors named in the foregoing list could easily form a library. Yet in all this mass of history and literature, according to Remsburg, "aside from two forged passages in the works of a Jewish author, and two disputed passages in the works of Roman writers, there is to be found no mention of Jesus Christ." Nor, do any of these authors make note of any of the Disciples or Apostles―increasing the embarrassment from the silence of history concerning the very core or foundation of Christianity.
The New Testament ― and its story of Jesus and his band of men ― is only fiction, concocted from plagiarized mythology of 900 or more years BCE. It is a fraud being perpetrated on all those not "honestly" willing or unable to dedicate the time needed to expose its lies, deceptions, distortions and creations of non−existent history.
The Hebrew scriptures upon which Christianity builds it theology is also fictitious; From a 6-day creation of the universe; a cunning, walking, talking snake; big fish tales; world flood and an "Invisible Man in the Sky" ― it is all fiction. Together, they both perpetrate a bold sham on mankind.
Christ : A Critical Review and Analysis of the Evidence of His Existence,
by John E. Remsburg, Price: $34.00, Amazon.com
To establish his claim that although there is no historical evidence that proves the existence of a man called Jesus, neither he nor anyone else could have been the Christ, the author discusses the supposed miracles of the Christ, reviews the writings of well-known authors of the period, assesses the evidence offered by Christian apologists for the birth, ministry, crucifixion, and resurrection of the Christ, and offers a detailed analysis of both religious and pagan sources to ascertain how the Christian myth came about.