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Old 03-20-2001, 09:14 PM   #11
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by lpetrich:
The Josephus reference has been criticized as a possible interpolation.

Celsus and the Talmud only knew about JC from his followers, and they were no more willing to doubt JC's existence than most early Christians had been willing to doubt the existence of the deities of Mt. Olympus.

If I claimed that I have a sister, would you people instantly disbelieve me? 'Nuff said.
Yes, there are interpolations in the Josephus materials. One reference has been spruced up, but originally mentioned Jesus. The second reference is unaltered.

Celsus' source was not Christians, but Jews.

Ditto the Talmud. There texts on Jesus are independent of Christian influence.


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