In the AD 30-70 Mediterranean, was true witness-derived Jesus-biography easy to know, or even hard to avoid.
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This is relevant because, if it was easy to know in AD 30-70 across the mediterranean, then all the more it was easy to know in AD 30 Jerusalem insofar as it is right when and where the major events in Jesus’s life took place.
Rather than being a later fabrication, the Acts 2:22-39 speech is primitive, dating to c. AD 30..
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This is relevant because in this speech—specifically Acts 2:221—Peter etc. confidently asserts that Jesus’s essential biographical details were common knowledge to the audience at Pentecost in Jerusalem. Such a loud boast from Peter and company shortly after Jesus’s death makes little sense if he didn’t strongly believe it. And yet if Peter and company so believed the facts were well-known, then it is unlikely to have been a random unjustified belief; it was likely true.1, 2
The Jerusalem church (led by Jesus’s apostles) was the gathering of most of the key witnesses to Jesus’s ministry and life. .
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This is relevant because the 1st church was evangelistic about Jesus to the world, and was easily accessible (in addition to being a natural place to go learn Jesus-bio). So this ultimately contributes to the sparsity of lies/errors in relation to relevant truths circulating in AD 30 Jerusalem.
In general, early Christians were honest when reporting on Jesus's life and deeds.1
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This is relevant because they were the main source of circulating reports about Jesus in Jerusalem. So this ultimately contributes to the sparsity of lies/errors in relation to relevant truths circulating in AD 30 Jerusalem.
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In the AD 30 Jerusalem area, witnesses of Jesus’s life (Mary, Peter etc.) would efficiently learn of and be able kill false rumors about themselves?.
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For now, see this page. This is relevant Christians were in a polemically charged environment (yielding history-interested parties), and blatantly exposed lies tend to fade away the place of truths. This is isn’t an exceptionalness rule, but a general one; it contributes to the sparsity of lies/errors in relation to truths circulating in AD 30 Jerusalem.