and Christians Mentioned by Romans and Historians
The Roman historian Tacitus
wrote concerning the Great Fire of Rome,
44 of his Annals:
suppress the rumor, Nero falsely charged
with the guilt, and punished Christians,
who were hated for their enormities. Christus,
the founder of the name, was put to death
by Pontius Pilate,
procurator of Judea"
Tacitus is remembered first and foremost
as Rome's greatest historian. He was born
in the year 56. Tacitus was able to consult
the official sources of the Roman state:
the acta senatus (the minutes of the session
of the Senate) and the acta diurna populi
Romani (a collection of the acts of the
government and news of the court and capital).
He could read the collections of speeches
by some emperors, such as Tiberius and
Claudius. Generally, Tacitus was a scrupulous
historian who paid careful attention to
his historical works.
"He is on the very closest of terms of
friendship with Cornelius Tacitus, and you
know what an honourable man Tacitus is."
- Letter from Pliny the Younger
the Younger, was a lawyer, an author and a
natural philosopher of Ancient Rome.
In the year 93, the Jewish historian
Josephus published his work Antiquities
Jews. The writings contain two
passages about Jesus.
Antiquities of the Jews 3.3:
"Now there was about this time Jesus,
a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man;
he was a doer of wonderful works, a teacher
of such men as receive the truth with pleasure.
He drew over to him both many of the Jews and
many of the Gentiles.
"He was the Christ.
And when Pilate, at
the suggestion of the principal men amongst
us, had condemned him to the cross,
those that loved him at the first did not forsake
him; for he appeared to them alive again the
third day; as the divine prophets had foretold
these and ten thousand other wonderful things
concerning him. And the tribe of Christians,
so named from him, are not extinct at this
Antiquities of the Jews 20:9
"Festus was now dead, and Albinus was but
upon the road; so he assembled the sanhedrim
judges, and brought before them the brother
of Jesus, who was called Christ, whose name
Pliny the Younger
Around 112, in a correspondence between Emperor
Trajan and the provincial governor of Pontus
and Bithynia, a reference
is made to Christians by Pliny. In it, Pliny
asks for the advice on how to handle Christians
refused to worship the emperor, but instead
worshiped "Christus" as a god.
"Those who denied that they were or had been
Christians, when they
invoked the gods in words dictated by me, offered
prayer with incense
and wine to your image, which I had ordered
to be brought for this purpose together with
statues of the gods, and moreover cursed Christ none
of which those who are really Christians, it
is said, can be forced to do--these I thought
should be discharged. Others named by the informer
declared that they were Christians"
Pliny the Younger, was a lawyer, an author
and a natural philosopher of Ancient Rome.
Pliny was active in the Roman legal system,
especially in the sphere of the Roman Chancery
court, which dealt with inheritance cases.
Later, he was well-known for prosecuting and
defending at trials of a series of provincial
Just How Bad Was Jesus Really Beaten?
According to the testimony of the historian
Josephus the movie the Passion of the Christ
accurately portrays the level of brutality
"At this the multitude had great indignation;
and when Pilate was come to Jerusalem, they
came about his tribunal, and made a clamor
at it. Now the Jews were so badly beaten, that
many of them perished by the stripes they received,
and many of them perished as trodden to death,
by which means the multitude was astonished
at the calamity of those that were slain, and
held their peace." Josephus
- The Wars of the Jews- Book 2 Chapter 9
and The Isaiah 53 Bible Codes
The name of Jesus encoded into Isaiah 53
Why Jesus Was Born in Bethlehem
The prophetic signs of Bethlehem Ephratah and
Until Shiloh Comes
Jesus, Shiloh and The Ark
of the Covenant
Credible Historians and Physical
1.We have documented
manuscripts from three historians that actually
lived in or very
close to the
2. None of them are Christians.
3. An overwhelming
amount of Archaeological evidence as seen
on this web site.
4. The Jewish Messianic
Prophecies - All fulfilled.
Yet people still want to try to refute the
existence of Christ and the vailidity of the
Bible itself. The
true reality being that they are "Ever learning,
and never able to come to the knowledge of
the truth." - 2