The 27 ancient documents we call the New Testament are, of course, history’s primary source material on the life of Jesus of Nazareth. In this short clip, Gary Habermas talks about roughly a dozen and a half additional sources – outside the New Testament – which corroborate the historicity of Jesus.
“Overall, at least seventeen non-Christian writings record more than fifty details concerning the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus, plus details concerning the earliest church. Most frequently reported is Jesus’ death, mentioned by twelve sources. Dated approximately 20 to 150 years after Jesus’ death, these secular sources are quite early by the standards of ancient historiography.” -Dr. Gary Habermas