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Written sources for Christianity outside the Bible (Interesting Stuff for all Christians)
Facing The Challenge ^ | Unknown | David Couchman?

Posted on 10/29/2008 1:03:10 PM PDT by GonzoII

However, there are at least half a dozen non-Christian (that is to say Roman or Jewish) sources that refer to Christian origins. These are sufficient to provide some confirmation of the historical picture that is painted by the Bible. Some of the most important of these sources are: Tacitus, Pliny the Younger, Suetonius, The Babylonian Talmud, Josephus, and the letter of Mara Bar-Serapion.

(Excerpt) Read more at facingthechallenge.org ...


TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History
KEYWORDS: apologetics; archaeology; babyloniantalmud; catholichistory; epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs; historicaljesus; history; josephus; letshavejerusalem; marabarserapion; plinytheyounger; tacitus
I found this real interesting, maybe you will too!

Also there is at this site:

Real people, real places: evidence from archaeology http://www.facingthechallenge.org/arch2.php

Check out the site map in the left column for other topics.

1 posted on 10/29/2008 1:03:12 PM PDT by GonzoII
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To: Oberon

Pingferlater.


2 posted on 10/29/2008 1:07:21 PM PDT by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: GonzoII

Real people, real places: evidence from archaeology

http://www.facingthechallenge.org/arch2.php


3 posted on 10/29/2008 1:09:32 PM PDT by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: Oberon

ditto


4 posted on 10/29/2008 1:12:40 PM PDT by SoDak (Molon Labe)
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To: GonzoII

bookmark


5 posted on 10/29/2008 1:14:32 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Click on the source link of stories that deserve "legs.")
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To: GonzoII

All hearsay. None were alive to witness anything to do with Jesus of Nazareth.


6 posted on 10/29/2008 1:20:24 PM PDT by Soliton (Faith is an act of love; Love is an act of faith)
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To: Soliton

“All hearsay. None were alive to witness anything to do with Jesus of Nazareth”.

Be for real friend, was George Washington hearsay?

I never MET the dude!!


7 posted on 10/29/2008 1:38:49 PM PDT by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: Soliton
All hearsay. None were alive to witness anything to do with Jesus of Nazareth.

This, from the guy who can't distinguish between Julius Caesar and Caesar Augustus.

8 posted on 10/29/2008 1:42:59 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Here they come boys! As thick as grass, and as black as thunder!)
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To: GonzoII

Freedom bump


9 posted on 10/29/2008 1:48:59 PM PDT by Devilinbaggypants (Audaces fortuna iuvat.)
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To: GonzoII

Whenever Christians look for proof, they cheapen their faith.


10 posted on 10/29/2008 1:52:07 PM PDT by Soliton (Faith is an act of love; Love is an act of faith)
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To: Soliton
“Whenever Christians look for proof, they cheapen their faith”.

Well, I guess our Saviour thought us to be cheap converts,
since he performed so many miracles in order to give that terrible thing called proof to our reason (which He created to be used)so we could believe in His Divinity.

11 posted on 10/29/2008 2:04:31 PM PDT by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: GonzoII

Big bump for Jesus.


12 posted on 10/29/2008 2:49:54 PM PDT by texmexis best
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To: GonzoII
Well, I guess our Saviour thought us to be cheap converts,since he performed so many miracles in order to give that terrible thing called proof to our reason (which He created to be used)so we could believe in His Divinity.

Sister, believe in miracles based on faith and faith alone!

13 posted on 10/29/2008 2:51:41 PM PDT by Soliton (Faith is an act of love; Love is an act of faith)
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To: Soliton

I’m your brother, sister!

Have a good one and God Bless!


14 posted on 10/29/2008 3:01:38 PM PDT by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: GonzoII
Have a good one and God Bless!
15 posted on 10/29/2008 6:23:09 PM PDT by Soliton (Faith is an act of love; Love is an act of faith)
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To: GonzoII
Whenever Christians look for proof, they cheapen their faith.

That is similar to the pattern of old moth-eaten lines which liberals use to diminish the facts in the Bible.

Its an old trick that leftists use for political purposes, but it only serves to reveal the shallowness of the liberal.

God says we have a reasonable faith, God cannot lie.

Men lie, distort and manipulate especially those who have no fear or respect of God's judgment.

16 posted on 10/30/2008 1:05:42 AM PDT by Old Landmarks (No fear of man, none!)
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To: Old Landmarks

“reasonable faith”

There is a verse like that somewhere, do you know where?


17 posted on 10/30/2008 9:23:15 AM PDT by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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