Thallus, a first century secular historian, corroborates events from the Bible.
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Dave: Are there any secular historians who confirm what the Bible says?
Jeff: A TON. One of them was named Thallus.
Dave: Thallus is an historian who wrote very close to the time of Jesus’ death and resurrection – sometime around the year 52.
Jeff: We don’t have a ton of his writings, but some quotations are preserved.
Dave: Though writers like Julius Africanus in 221.
Jeff: Yep – he quoted Thallus discussing a very peculiar scene in the life of Jesus.
Dave: It’s interesting because in Matthew 27:45 we read about darkness covering the land during Jesus’ crucifixion.
Jeff: And Thallus corroborates this story!
Dave: So, not only is there secular evidence of Jesus existence, crucifixion, and death –
Jeff: There’s also historical evidence regarding tiny little peculiar details during the crucifixion. Details that testify to the significant impact of Jesus’ death.
Dave: This Biblical claim, while falling short of a “miracle” would easily be a fascinating coincidence for skeptics.
Jeff: This is an excellent demonstration of the honesty of the Bible’s claims.