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Five Stupid Things About the New Testament 
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 | 07:56 pm (UTC)
Steve baby, I love you, but when you argue from "isn't it odd that nobody else mentioned it", you are neglecting how poorly documented all of history is prior to relatively recent events.

Let's discuss Emperor Silbannacus. He ruled sometime in the third century, and we know this because of three coins found in various corners of the Roman Empire. But that is all we know of him. We don't even know his first name; it was apparently "Mar" something or other per the abbreviation on the coins, but that's all we've got.

And that's someone who was supremely important to Roman life, who probably was mentioned by historians of his day (in works that have not survived to the modern age). But why would Roman historians have made any mention whatsoever of some Jewish preacher with a following in one of the very least important parts of the Roman Empire, no matter how outlandish the claims of his followers?

Mind you, I'm not trying to argue that Jesus existed. I just take issue with the "there would have been a historical record" argument.
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