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Not really considering a lot of it has at least a few firsthand accounts, graves, remains of a person, descendants, and whatnot.
We live in the 21st century. If I'm going to write about the Wright brothers I can because we have a physical gravesite to visit, surviving family to ask questions of, newspaper articles while they were alive, pictures of them, and the plane itself.
We only have stories (and very contradictory ones at that) of a man named jesus that were written after his supposed death. Not enough evidence to support his existance. I suppose Hercules could be real though if you only go by that standard.
The Bible passes with flying colors the internal, external and bibliographic tests for ancient texts. It is supported by 24,000+ different copies, the earliest of which was written a mere 25 years after the original. Consider that Cornelius Tacitus' Annals is considered an accurate account of the 1st century Roman Empire...when only 20 copies exist, the earliest of which was written 1,000 years after the original.
Note also the works of Sophocles have 193 different copies for comparison -- and that amount reflects one of the highest numbers of copies you will see in regard to other ancient texts. Yet, amazingly, the earliest of these was written 1,400 years after the original.
There is more historical and archaeological evidence to support the Bible than any other historical text, and it remains the #1 best-selling book of all time.
It's just hard for atheists to accept those facts.
"...it may be safely said that no other work of antiquity has been so accurately transmitted."
-- William Green
Both history and archaeology prove Jesus' existence and death.
The revered historian Josephus even referenced Jesus' resurrection.
The Bible, as a set of ancient manuscripts, is considered the gold standard when it comes to preservation. As such, there is every reason to believe the words contained therein.
When an average citizen dies, the world does not long remember him.
In fact, only his family and close friends do.
The execution of a 33-year-old Jewish carpenter from a tiny town in ancient Israel, however, has impacted the entire world from the 1st to the 21st century.