Tag Archives: Silence of Jesus’ Contemporaries

Outside Corroboration and the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius

A bizarre slogan that is making the rounds in Christian apologetics is to claim that there is no outside corroboration for Pliny the Younger’s account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius dating to the 1st century CE, nor any mention … Continue reading

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Outside Corroboration as a Historical Criterion and the Validity of Arguments from Silence

[This is an older essay, and I plan to update some of the content in the near future. In the meantime, while I still agree with the general points of this essay, note that I am planning to edit and … Continue reading

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