1. We would need to reject that Jesus was a miracle worker of which is abundantly attested in ancient sources.
This needs to be rejected even though the evidence is quite extraordinary. It’s attested to in all levels of strata from pre-New Testament sources Q, L, M, pre-Mark, Pre-John Signs gospel, in our New Testament sources Mark, Matthew, Luke, John, and the Pauline epistles, as well as extra-biblical sources of Josephus, and the later Talmud. A creed found in the Pauline epistle 1 Corinthians 15 houses a tradition that goes back to within five years of Jesus’ death of which itself contains the miracle of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead via recording the empty tomb. Jesus’ miracle status is what best explains the crowds that were attracted to him: “crowds flocked to him because of his reputation as a healer.” -Marcus Borg (‘The Mighty Deeds of Jesus.’)
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