Why the Testimonium Taciteum Is Authentic: A Response to Carrier

  title={Why the Testimonium Taciteum Is Authentic: A Response to Carrier},
  author={Willem J. C. Blom},
  journal={Vigiliae Christianae},
  • W. Blom
  • Published 9 October 2019
  • Philosophy, History
  • Vigiliae Christianae
The reference to Christ in Tacitus’ Annales is one of the earliest references to Jesus by a non-Christian author. Although this so-called “Testimonium Taciteum” is generally accepted as authentic, arguments against the authenticity of the passage given by Richard Carrier have not yet received a thorough response. In this article, I will argue that the arguments against authenticity of the Testimonium Taciteum do not rest on solid ground, nor does the alternative interpretation of the passage… 
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