How to defend on skeptics claimed that Jesus Christ of Nazareth and the stories are myths

It is said that, after a well researched by someone, Jesus Christ of Nazareth did not exist and all stories about Jesus Christ of Nazareth were rewritings of older pagan myths… relatively by a well educated Greek-speaking (and writing) Christians during the 2nd half of the first century.
Is is true? Is there any historical evidences to the above claimed?

Most historians agree that Jesus existed. One of the best would be Bart Ehrman who is agnostic and criticizes the Christian faith yet will say Jesus definitely existed. The Bible itself used as an ancient historical document is proof but there is external historical proof as well that you can look up.

The first-century Roman Tacitus, who is considered one of the more accurate historians of the ancient world, mentioned superstitious “Christians” (from Christus, which is Latin for Christ), who suffered under Pontius Pilate during the reign of Tiberius. Suetonius, chief secretary to Emperor Hadrian, wrote that there was a man named Chrestus (or Christ) who lived during the first century (Annals 15.44).

Julius Africanus quotes the historian Thallus in a discussion of the darkness that followed the crucifixion of Christ (Extant Writings, 18).

The Babylonian Talmud (Sanhedrin 43a) confirms Jesus’ crucifixion on the eve of Passover and the accusations against Christ of practicing sorcery and encouraging Jewish apostasy.

—Writings of Josephus, a first-century Jewish historian (37-100AD):

On two occasions, in his Jewish Antiquities, he mentions Jesus. The second, less revealing, reference describes the condemnation of one “James” by the Jewish Sanhedrin. This James, says Josephus, was “the brother of Jesus the so-called Christ.” F.F. Bruce points out how this agrees with Paul’s description of James in Galatians 1:19 as “the Lord’s brother.” And Edwin Yamauchi informs us that “few scholars have questioned” that Josephus actually penned this passage.

Also, you can get some information here on these sites and here are some books as well you might want to read. Most who say Jesus is a myth don’t really understand how history works. They never really keep that same energy/skepticism when it comes to other figures in ancient history. They require a level of evidence that you honestly wouldn’t get for anyone else who lived in ancient times or earlier than that. Jesus has a lot of evidence for a “man” who came from a small town Nazareth and was supposed to be the son of a carpenter. Which says a lot about him since most people in those times never had anything written about them unless there were some type of official of some sort.

Hope this helps some God Bless :slight_smile:

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