There is fascinating historical evidence that Jesus actually lived in Palestine in the first century AD:
Josephus The Jewish historian confirms that Jesus was known to be a wise teacher and that he had a large following of both Jews and Greeks. He records that Jesus was executed by Pilate by crucifixion and that His resurrection from the dead was widely reported.
Tacitus The Roman historican Tacitus describes how Nero persecuted Christians, who were followers of Christ. He notes that Jesus Christ was executed by Pilate, and that many people had become Christians in both Israel and Rome.
The Roman governor Pliny the Younger reports that Christians worshipped Jesus and that they committed themselves to living according to high