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At the same time allowing documents that questioned other critical elements of the story.
Many records exist from that time period questioning the divinity of Jesus among other things.
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This day and age we hear about cults all the time, but that is because we have the informational capacity to actually talk about them.
Major historians were not going to waste their time on every single cult in one province of Rome.
There were Greek sources as well; such as, Diodorus Siculus who identified those whom works he was relying on which were: Hecataeus of Abdera, Ctesias of Cnidus, Ephorus, Theopompus, Hieronymus of Cardia, Duris of Samos, Diyllus, Philistus, Timaeus, Polybius, and Posidonius. The historians who mention Romulus mention kings we are fairly certain did exist and I see no reason why we should question those historians with regard to kings who were around just a century or two before those.Most importantly it requires a conspiracy to invent or make up this person called Christ.A far more daunting task then you apparently realize, especially given the narrative.In regards to the 2nd paragraph it is though to be genuine, however, Josephus makes mention of more than a dozen Jesuses, it was a common name, and it is thought that the words "who was called Christ" were added later by a Christian copiest as a marginal note later accidently incorporated into the main body of the text.If you were arguing someone deliberately inserting information that would be one thing, but an accident is even more incomprehensible.