Bible reliability - Historical Documents

Here are some further resources to investigate comments made earlier

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Compare bible account with other ancient accounts - The Flood

If you read the flood account in the bible and compare it with the recording of the same flood from the Epic of Gilgamesh on the Nineveh tablets you will see the difference. For more information click here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epic_of_Gilgamesh

In the British Museum you can see one of the most famous tablets

It is the 11th Tablet of the Epic of Gilgamesh and tells how the gods determined to send aflood to destroy the earth, but one of them, Ea, revealed the plan to Utu-napishtim whom he instructed to make a boat in which to save himself and his family.

https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/W_K-3375

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Historial references to Jesus

Tacitus, a Roman historian wrote in his account of the Fire of Rome for which Nero tried to blame the Christians: 


"Consequently, to get rid of the report, Nero fastened the guilt and inflicted the most exquisite tortures on a class hated for their abominations, called Christians by the populace. Christus, from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilatus, and a most mischievous superstition (referring to the Resurrection), thus checked for the moment, again broke out not only in Judæa, the first source of the evil, but even in Rome"

(The Annals passage (15.44), which has been subjected to much scholarly analysis, follows a description of the six-day Great Fire of Rome that burned much of Rome in July 64 AD.[3])  

Source Wikipedia 

For more information click here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacitus_on_Christ


Comments from other non biblical sources can be found here on Wikipedia (Pliny, Thallus, Suetonius, Mara bar Sepion, Phlegon of Tralles) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sources_for_the_historicity_of_Jesus

 
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