The Prospect of a Christian Interpolation in Tacitus, Annals 15.44

In: Vigiliae Christianae
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Some scholars have argued that Tacitus’ reference to Christ in connection with the burning of Rome under Nero is a 4th century (or later) interpolation. It is here argued that their arguments can be met with no strong rebuttal, and therefore the key sentence in Tacitus referring to Christ should be considered suspect.

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