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1889 edition. Excerpt: ...written. Tacitus, Suetonius, Juvenal,
Pliny, Trajan and Hadrian, writing in the century immediately
following upon the death of Christ, declare these things to us, and
establish them so firmly that no sceptic can profess to doubt the
historical character of at least that primary 122 EXTERNAL
EVIDENCE; TACITUS. groundwork whereon the Christian story, as
related by the evangelists, rests as on an immovable basis." " They
furnish, taken by themselves, no unimportant argument for the truth
of the religion which they prove to have been propagated with such
zeal, by persons of pure and holy lives, in spite of punishments
and persecutions of the most fearful kind; and they form, in
connection with the argument from the historical accuracy of the
incidental allusions, an evidence in favor of the substantial truth
of the New Testament narrative, which is amply sufficient to
satisfiy any fair mind." See Rawlinsoii's Hist. Ev. Chap. vii. The
lloman historian, Tacitus, in his annals, written about seventy
years after Christ's death, gives a history of Nero's reign, and
describes with great vividness the great fire which occurred in
Rome about thirty years after Christ's death, namely, A.D. G4, and
he says that the Eoman populace were suspicious that Nero was the
cause of this fire, and that the emperor made great exertions to
remove those suspicions; but, says Tacitus, " Neither these
exertions, nor his largesses to the people, nor his offerings to
the gods, did away the infamous imputation under which Nero lay, of
having ordered the city to be set on fire. To put an end,
therefore, to this report, he laid the guilt, and inflicted the
most cruel punishments, upon a set of people, who were holden in
abhorrence for their crimes, and called by the vulgar, ...
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