Yes, Tacitus relates the existence of Christians. That is interesting information. He also relates that those Christians believe their founder was executed by the procurator Pilate. However, and unlike historians today, Tacitus would not have looked at original records from Judea about such records, but simply related what the Christians were believed by Romans to believe. The Romans also believed the Christians engaged in cannibalism.<quoted text>
"Christus, the founder of the [Christian] name, was put to death by Pontius Pilate, procurator of Judea in the reign of Tiberius. But the
pernicious superstition, repressed for a time, broke out again, not only through Judea, where the mischief originated, by through the city of
Rome also." Annals XV, 44
-Cornelius Tacitus, a 1st and 2nd century Roman historian.
Considered one of the greatest historians of ancient Rome, Tacitus verifies the Biblical account of Jesus' execution at the hands of Pontius Pilate who governed Judea from 26-36 A.D. during the reign of Tiberius.
What Tacitus definitely does NOT do is verify anything god-like about Christus or say that his name was actually Jesus. So what we have is that some people in the early second century believed their founder, named Christus, was executed. Given that many different Christ legends existed at the time (Gnostic, for example, but Essene also), why does this support the Christian belief of a human God? Especially since Tacitus would have been quite happy to relate any aspects that were associated with Gods (and did so on many other occasions).