What proof is there of a Jesus Christ, besides the religious texts?

My area of specialty is primarily that which relates to Archaic and Classical Hellas; however one will come to note the significant interrelation of classical Hellenic societies and their Near Eastern counterparts (i.e. the Near Eastern Roman province wherein Jesus is reportedly born.) I also enjoy researching the historicity of religious texts; often it is the utilization thereof by which I amend my personal beliefs. Nevertheless, we should adhere to objectivity. Firstly, I would wish to note that the person to whom you refer is Jesus of Nazareth; Jesus Christ implies the belief in the individual's divinity, as Christ is not a surname but rather a title, derived from the Greek, "Christos" meaning, "The Anointed." Secondly, we must consider thus: it is well known that the Christian doctrine - the Bible - was scribed via individuals which were not present at the events of the New Testament. Furthermore if the text is to be accounted as partially valid regarding the birth of Jesus, we know that he could not have been born during the centuries CE/AD (so named and differentiated such as to mark his birth, ironically): the text states that Jesus of Nazareth lived during the reign of client King Herod; however Herod died circa 4 BCE in Jericho, prior to CE 1. All of what is herein stated considered, many historians contend that a person - not necessarily a divine son, mind you - by the name of Jesus of Nazareth did exist and live in the late centuries BCE. I believe you would be mosted assisted via consulting the works and comments of some religious scholars; I will leave you with links thereto: http://www.amazon.com/Zealot-Life-Times-Jesus-Nazareth/dp/140006922X https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz2zhh8-UPs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z65Z8UjmYY http://www.amazon.com/On-Historicity-Jesus-Might-Reason/dp/1909697494 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCz3rBxDHXc

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