I beg to differ. If 4 people wrote an account immediately after it happened, and the accounts were the same, historically speaking it would probably be seen as fact.<quoted text>
No, you couldn't and that is why the Bible is unreliable and full of mistakes and outright fraud.
Thank you for proving my case.
However, if 4 people wrote it down decades later and the accounts didn't match, it would probably be seen as untrue.
Historians look for stories that bear similar elements. That's the only way they can look into the past. They also look at the time and place they were written. If those things are also close together, then it makes the evidence more sure.