Apologetics: It is not just the writings of the Bible that attest to the fact that Jesus existed: Josephus, a Jewish historian [not a Christian], gives us further information in two of his literary works – Antiquities of the Jews and Jewish Wars. In these works, we meet many of the people mentioned in the New Testament – Pilate, Annas, Caiaphas, Herod and others. Josephus tells us about John the Baptist as well as Jesus. He tells us that Jesus was a “doer of marvellous deeds, a teacher of men who received truth with pleasure. He won over many Jews and also many Greeks.” He goes on to speak of Jesus’ death and resurrection and of the group called Christians who came into existence because of him.
John Chapman, A Fresh Start, 1997, London: Matthias Media, p.113