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I agree. There is no evidence that Jesus -- as he has evolved with the telling of the stories and the history of the church -- ever existed. It's pretty clear that he is an amalgam of old mythical and religious figures from various cultures and traditions, and he may be a composite of real people that may or may not have an inkling of someone who may have acted as a catalyst for creating this character in a teller's mind. It's common for people to build characters and stories on the sketchy scaffold of historical events and scenarios. For example, the names of cities and towns and places may be real; the way the society was structured, its customs, laws, and procedures may be based on reality... such as the census taking or the trial handling, even the way people interact and show their humanity or lack of it, including secular and religious leaders, the military, the rabble, the onlookers, etc.
So, in that sense, stories contain both truth and Truth, but that doesn't mean that they actually happened that way precisely or that the characters actually existed or did or said those things.
I think it's interesting that there is no historical or archaeological evidence for the temple and Solomon. Isn't that also true for Moses and the Exodus? Or am I getting confused?