(This was split off from this thread - https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=706058 ) I have for many, many years believed that Jesus, of the Christian bible did not exist. He is not mentioned in Roman records. The Romans were sticklers for record keeping. He is not mentioned by Jewish chroniclers of the time (Josephus) [STRIKE]nor in the epistles of Paul, long before the (supposed) gospels were written. I won't get into that as it has already been pointed out above.[/STRIKE] The history of the era is still very interesting and should be read. I'm retracting the statement about Paul since it's confusing, as Paul only references Jesus after he was "resurrected". (thank you Atyy for pointing that out.