..... of things quite out of the ordinary the NT and OT informs us about?
There is this supernatural man, Jesus, born of a virgin, traveling the country-side, who: performs miracles; starts a movement; is a nuisance to Romans and Jews alike; is killed; comes back to life again, and all the while other supernatural occurences directly related to this supernatural man's existence take place. A remarkable person like this doesn't go unnoticed, neither do directly related and even so remarkle events. Yet, independent, contemporary commentators/historians - all of them - somehow decide to not note it down?
According to the gospels, Jesus met 'great multitudes' of people and 'multitudes' of people witnessed Jesus' supernatural feats. Then again, the gospels are said to be after-the-event accounts; written decennia after Jesus' purported advent - after-the-event accounts should stem from during-the-event acounts which do not seem to exist (full circle).
Do the gospel authors therefore, really claim to have met and/or witnessed a supernatural Jesus, or does it just appear that way?
Consider, except for an introduction in "Luke" -in which it is stated what follows is hearsay*- the gospels are not signed and are written in the third person perspective (as by an invisible narrator). The authors, blatantly, never situate themselves within the unfolding narrative nor give any hint they themselves were involved in the events described. Several narratives even involve Jesus by himself, i.e., without any witnesses present?
* hearsay: unverified, unofficial information gained or acquired from another; not part of one's direct knowledge
Excerpts from "The Extraordinary Life and Time of Jesus the Christ - How Contemporaries Managed Not To Met or Witness", Essay, '99
rejected and denied by many, accepted and embraced by few : incontrovertibility
- it is not what we (think we) know that matters, it is what we can show true that does
as the maxim demands; truth is demonstrably fact and fact is demonstrably true
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CD: short for incontrovertible