Not to detract, but I think 'Finding Jesus' does not change the message. They can't even find any trace of Shakespeare, no body, no manuscripts, just passing references to him as an actor and a possible entry in church marriage records, which do not conform to the methods in place back then.
There is plenty about Jesus in India, even a tomb, and also reports of him seen in Ur aged about 70.I think it possible Simon of Cyrene, not him, may have been crucified, but I won't wander off this thread.
Here’s what the letter states (in translation):
“Publius Lentulus, the Governor of the Jerusalemites to the Roman Senate and People, greetings. There has appeared in our times, and there still lives, a man of great power, called Jesus Christ.
The people call him prophet of truth; his disciples, son of God. He raises the dead, and heals infirmities. He is a man of medium size; he has a venerable aspect, and his beholders can both fear and love him.
His hair is of the colour of the ripe hazelnut, but below the ears wavy and curled, with a bluish and bright reflection, flowing over his shoulders. It is parted in two on the top of the head, after the pattern of the Nazarenes. His brow is smooth and very cheerful with a face without wrinkle or spot, embellished by a slightly reddish complexion. His nose and mouth are faultless. His beard is abundant, of the colour of his hair, not long, but divided at the chin. His aspect is simple and mature, his eyes are changeable and bright.
Then we have the mocking sign INRI hung above him...Iesus Nazarene Rex Iuden ...Jesus the Nazarene King of the Jews
Re the Miracles A healthy developed Mind can easily distinguish between the Normal and Paranormal/ Supernatural. It is constructed to do so. Like distinguishing between colours, maybe not everyone is able to...try explaining blue from yellow...
Eddie, you would have trouble finding any evidence of my Great Grandparents, and 99% of everything is Hearsay, isn't it ?
Conversations don't get written down as a rule...:)