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There are several articles that relate to Jesus and history:

  • Historical Jesus discusses historical perspectives on Jesus' life and critical forensic reconstructions of Jesus.
  • Jesus contains some historical information and links off to several below
  • Cultural and historical background of Jesus discusses the cultural and historical background of Jesus. It examines the views of scholars and historians who use the New Testament, other Christian sources and other non-Christian sources as a means to gain a broader understanding of historical and New Testament events. It focuses specifically on the background to Jesus within the historical and cultural context, both of his period and the time leading up to that, as relevant to a better understanding and interpretation of acts and events ascribed to him.
  • The Quest for the historical Jesus describes the attempt, which began in the eighteenth century, to apply historical-critical methods to construct a biography of Jesus.
  • Historicity of Jesus discusses whether Jesus, the central figure of Christianity, actually existed as a historical figure.
  • Christ myth theory discusses the theory that Jesus is a fictional, syncretized figure
  • Josephus on Jesus covers the debate of the authenticity of two references by first-century Jewish historian Josephus. These are the Testimonium Flavianum and a reference to Jesus, brother of James.
  • Tacitus on Christ is a reference to "Christus," as founder of Christianity.
  • Chronology of Jesus contrasts the time line of the gospel accounts and other related historical events.
  • Census of Quirinius is discussion of a census which Luke connects with the birth of Jesus.
  • Criticism of Jesus discusses of books making counter claims to aspects of the gospel stories.
  • Crucifixion eclipse is about an eclipse that is said to have occurred during Jesus' crucifixion which could be used to date the crucifixion.
  • Christian mythology is the body of traditional narratives associated with Christianity.
  • Jesus Christ in comparative mythology is the study of Jesus from a mythographical perspective, an examination of the narrative of Jesus, as a central part of Christian mythology.
  • The Bible and history discusses the historicity of the entire bible including Jesus

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