Dating a nonchristian
Africanus described Thallus’ account of what happened during Jesus’ crucifixion: On the whole world there pressed a most fearful darkness; and the rocks were rent by an earthquake, and many places in Judea and other districts were thrown down. He served under Emperor Tiberius, and is best known today for the trial and crucifixion of Jesus.Pontius Pilate was the fifth prefect of the Roman province of Judaea from A. The sources for Pilate’s life are an inscription known as the Pilate Stone, which confirms his historicity and establishes his titles as prefect; a brief mention by Tacitus; Philo of Alexandria; Josephus; the four canonical gospels; the Acts of the Apostles; The First Epistle of Timothy; the Gospel of Nicodemus; the Gospel of Marcion; and other apocryphal works.
This fact was originally recorded by a Samaritan historian named Thallus, who was alive at the same time Jesus was (AD 5-60).Not much information has survived about the fates of the 12 disciples, but some is still available from various sources, including the New Testament itself, apocryphal texts and early Christian historians.Some include the story of Simon-Peter, who was appointed by Jesus as the leader of the new sect. He was eventually martyred in Rome during the reign of the emperor Nero.A Right there on Miss Usher’s porch my right leg started shaking like it wanted to hop right off of me and go cavorting with the kangaroos in Australia. After taking a sip of her wine, Miss Usher said, “I’m so glad you came over tonight, John.” I think that’s what she said, anyway. I find that hard to believe.” Sticking out her bottom lip in a little empathy pout, she tilted her head a bit. ” I pressed down on my leg so hard to this day it’s a miracle I can walk.The lipstick left behind on her glass had somehow made me a little deaf. I didn’t have any plans for tonight.” My voice sounded like one of those warbling wood saws. “Actually, I’m sort of between girlfriends at the moment.” This time I sounded like a kazoo. Gently biting the tip of her little finger between her front teeth, Miss Usher said, “Do you know why I called you over here tonight?