For example, some scholars like Peter Schäfer think that the Talmud gets its information on Jesus from the Gospels, hence is not independent of themwhile others like Paul Maier rejects accounts with no mention of the name Jesus.
Jesus wished to be forgiven, but [his rabbi] was too slow to forgive him, and Jesus in despair went away and put up a brick [idol] and worshipped it.” The following verses refer to Jesus within the Talmud: as authoritative when trying to study the life of Jesus as they judge it far too late.
Jesus is also, arguably, referred to by Suetonius although he misspelled his name Christus as Chestus.
Serapion was a stoic philosopher from the Roman province of Syria, and in a letter (70 – 200 AD) he authored from prison to his son arguably refers to Jesus, indirectly.
According to Van Voorst this makes it reasonable to suppose that he would have acquired knowledge of Christian origins through his work with that body, and not based off hearsay and gossip.
According to the prominent historian John Crossan “That he was crucified is as sure as anything historical can ever be, since both Josephus and Tacitus…