Why didn’t history mention Jesus?
Please name one historical figure from the same period (+- 100 years) that we have written documentation from during the person’s lifetime.. Just one!
Saturating all of Scripture, there is a gospel theme that showcases the suffering, Resurrection, and glory of the promised Savior, Jesus Christ. He is the central object of our faith and the fulfillment of all that the faithful who have preceded us down through the ages had believed in.
Of course, the atheist wants to destroy, subjugate and cast doubt on any mention of Jesus.
The pagan Roman historian Tacitus makes mention of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at the hand of Pontius Pilate in Book XV, Chapter 44 of his Annals: "Christus, from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilatus, and a most mischievous superstition, thus checked for the moment, again broke out not only in Judaea, the first source of the evil, but even in Rome, where all things hideous and shameful from every part of the world find their centre and become popular."
There's about as much evidence of Jesus existing as there is for Buddha or Muhammad. Even if, for the sake of argument, the person Jesus did not actually exist, there is very good reason to believe someone matching his description did. The religion did not simply spawn in a vacuum; they all drew their beliefs from someone. And that silly claim that Paul somehow founded Christianity is ridiculous considering he constantly strove against the judaizers, who insisted that Christian converts must conform to Mosaic Law--this indicates there were already Christians around before Paul entered the picture.
Josephus, Pliny the Younger and other historians write of him, but their source is probably biblical writings.
Nero and other Roman rulers bitterly persecuted and martyred early Christians. (Tacitus, Suetonius)
Early Christians denied polytheism, lived dedicated lives according to Christ’s teaching, and worshiped Christ. (Pliny, Lucian)
Surely it would be a strange message to tell thousands of people in Jerusalem that just a few weeks earlier they had crucified of an imaginary figure and that this was a major event that people had witnessed.
The place where Jesus was tried before Pilate.
Once considered a myth because there was no record of it in Jewish or secular maps or history.
It was finally found. When Titus destroyed Jerusalem, he built barracks there. When these were abandoned and had crumbled, other buildings were built on top. Archaeologists had dug down to the barracks, but no further until recently. When they did go underneath, they found the pavement.
It is clear to historians and scholars that the Gilgamesh Epic lacks detail and consistency to be a valid historical document, and is rather regarded mostly as myth.
The Bible on the other hand is the most verified and corroborated document of ancient history in the world as to accuracy, authenticity, and with the genealogies, an accurate timeline.
While a study of the Sumerian list is a fascinating journey in discovering the way Sumerians looked upon their ancestry and how their numeric and commercial systems worked, the quality of the biblical text is distinctly superior in both completeness, information, and spiritual and moral quality. The biblical text does not reflect a borrowing from an inferior text. If anything, the very mention of this kings list that matches so closely to the biblical account is a confirmation of biblical authenticity, including Noah's grandson, Cush.
And we've only begun to confirm the Bible in the last century.
Modern archaeology has challenged the world of education to admit that the Bible is factual. Solid, documented evidence outside the Bible record confirms events and persons that were at one time considered to be suspect or plain false.
Now we have the Rosetta Stone, and the coveted tablets found at Elba. Elba dates back to before 2000 BC and was a thriving cultural center. Its records contain references to Sodom and Gomorrah.
The Tablets confirm the accuracy, authenticity and authority of the Bible, as has EVERY other archeological dig in history. That's a pretty good track record, 100%, but you're not paying attention.