Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 4 weeks ago

Was Jesus a real person?

How come there's no contemporary historical record that says anything about him? 

62 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    The Bible itself is a contemporary historical record, full of eyewitness accounts of Jesus' life. 

  • Ann
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    Yes, there is independent evidence--not from the Bible or other religious sources--that he existed.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Whether you're an atheist or a Christian or something in between archaeologists have already verified that Jesus actually existed. Based on archaeological evidence this is factual.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Truthfully, we don't know. He may have been an amalgamation of various itinerant rabbis in that time frame

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  • Buzz
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    Yes he was real and there are quite a few contemporary records about him. What is disputed is not whether he existed, but who he was. 

  • Paul
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    There is a whole collection of eye witness accounts written by people who knew Him personally and lived in daily contact with Him for several years. Name one other person from 2,000 years ago with anywhere near that amount of historical record.

  • 4 weeks ago


    "How come there's no contemporary historical record that says anything about him? "

    The Bible has much to say about Jesus and it was a very contemporary document.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Yes, he was a real person.  Believe it or don't.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Records were not well kept back then.  The best records in those days tended to be focused around taxation.  Plus, Jesus wasn't actually all that important.  It wasn't until his followers became a full sized cult that a few historians decades later started mentioning him despite no first hand knowledge. 

    @Questioner - The OP asked about CONTEMPORANEOUS records.. Everything you mentioned came decades later.  I agree that it is more likely than not that a real person named Jesus existed, but the OP is correct that there are NO contemporaneous reports that survived to this day.

  • 4 weeks ago

    He is real but not according to religious idiots.

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