BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW: Argument from the Historical Record (Part 2)

Today, we’re talking about evidence from the historical record. Despite evidence from the Gospels and numerous extra-biblical sources, many skeptics refuse to believe that the events surrounding Jesus Christ’s life really happened as the Bible relates.

But among the references to Jesus in the extra-biblical record is the fascinating commentary of Thallus, a Roman historian writing around 50 A.D., soon after Christ’s crucifixion and before the Gospels were written. In the biblical account, darkness covers the earth from noon to 3:00 P.M. as Jesus is on the cross. Interestingly, later historians record Thallus penning an argument that the darkness during Christ’s crucifixion was a coincidental solar eclipse. Yeah … that’s a pretty lame argument, but what’s striking is that a secular historian from the time period acknowledged that such a miraculous event occured!

Once again, the historical evidence points to the Bible’s reliability.

What else does the historical record tell us? We’ll discuss that another time. Until then, for more information, go to  Stay bold!

Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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