Evidence for Jesus outside the Bible

Is there any evidence for Jesus outside the Bible? Yes, there is.

Check out this article by J. Warner Wallace, author of Cold Case Christianity. This information is very useful when putting Christ into His historical background. People talked about Him, about the people who followed Him, and His death and Resurrection .

Hostile Non-Biblical Pagan Accounts

  • Thallus (52AD)
  • Tacitus (56-120AD)
  • Mara Bar-Serapion (70AD)
  • Phlegon (80-140AD)
  • Pliny the Younger (61-113AD)
  • Suetonius (69-140AD)
  • Lucian of Samosata: (115-200 A.D.)
  • Celsus (175AD)

Hostile Non-Biblical Jewish Accounts

  • Josephus (37-101AD)
  • Jewish Talmud (400-700AD)
  • The Toledot Yeshu (1000AD)