Extra Biblical Sources on the Existence of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Who Lived About 2000 Years Ago

Historical Writings About Jesus (Extra-biblical Sources)
 
We not only have the Biblical account of the History of Jesus, we have other sources who acknowledged the existence of Jesus. Here are some of them:

 

Other first and second century writers who wrote about Jesus as the Son of God, the promised Messiah and Lord of Creation, are: 

 

• Clement (A.D. c. 30-100) the Bishop of Rome 

 

• The writer of the Epistle of Barnabas (A.D. c. 70-130) 

 

• Polycarp (A.D. 70-155) the Bishop of Smyrna, a student of the Apostle John 

 

• Ignatius (A.D. 35-110) the Bishop of Antioch 

 

• Irenaeus (A.D. 130 -200) the second century Bishop of Lyons 

 

• Tertullian (A.D. 160 -220) the second century apologist 

 

• Clement (A.D. 150 -215) the second century Bishop of Alexandria

 

Some of these people were not people who believed in Jesus personally, and they may have been at odds with His being, but, nevertheless, He is acknowledged as truly existing during the days when the events of the New Testament took place. Also, they most probably did not know Jesus personally. But they were aware of the fact that He lived and accomplished certain things in that time frame. Jesus’ reputation was known among the people, and the names above have comments on what they heard and wrote what they heard down. For further information, do your own research on this. Josh Mcdowell has some good books out, as well as web sites such as http://www.bethinking.org . Don’t be afraid of what the Skeptics say either. No matter what kind of information you find, if you try to communicate it with them, they will most probably say that your resources are invalid. Jesus said, while He was telling the story of the rich man and Lazarus, that ‘if they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced, even though one rose from the dead.’

One of the best books on this subject is called, ‘Evidence That Demands a Verdict’ by Josh McDowell. He covers a lot on this subject in his book. 

http://www.amazon.com/Evidence-Demands-Questions-Challenging-Christians/dp/0785242198/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345937625&sr=1-1&keywords=josh+mcdowell

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