Christian Books

Ancient Jewish Accounts of Jesus

The so called Testimonium Flavianum. This is the only direct discussion of Jesus to be found in the writings of Josephus.

Celsus. This is, presumably, a portion of the anti-Christian polemic written by Celsus in the 2nd c. CE.

Tertullian. Tertullian's summary of Jewish response to the gospel accounts.

Yeshu and Joshua b. Perachiah. This is a story from the Babylonian Gemara about someone who may, or may not be Jesus.

Simeon b. Azzai discovers the record of an illegitimate birth: the only presumed reference to Jesus in the Mishna.

Baraitha: Redeeming evidence sought. An account of the heresy trial of someone named Yeshu.

The Toldoth Yeshu. This is a derogatory version of the life of Jesus, growing out of the response of the Jewish community to Christianity.


A page from the Talmud


Micro-bibliography. This is really just a list of sources I have used for translations. Perhaps I will add a fuller bibliography later.

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