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Did the Crucifixion of Jesus Happen? The Evidence Considered

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In this interview on Paul Williams’s Blogging Theology, I review the case for the popular belief that the crucifixion of Jesus (PBUH) is an indisputable historical fact and show that this is a faith-based claim that is not supported by evidence.

This long and comprehensive presentation covers a broad range of topics:

  • The Christian origin of the claim that Jesus’ was crucified
  • The numerous inconsistencies, contradictions, and legal and historical problems in the Gospel accounts of the arrest, trial, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus
  • The Roman sources that are usually quoted as evidence to support to case for the historicity of the crucifixion
  • The alteranive scenario about how Jesus escaped the attempt at his life
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