G'Day Six of Nine of unimatrix ...
Personally I think Seven is cuter, but anywho
I have no hard evidence that Julius ceasar existed except for a
couple of written words.
I think that Nero was the emporer when Rome was destroyed by fire,
but the evidence is shakey.
According to Quantum mechanics theory, the atom at the end of my
finger could at this moment be in Cygnus X-1.
But somewhere along the line, I tend to accept things that make
at least a semblence of sense.
Did Jesus exist or say these things? I never spoke to him personally,
neither did anyone that I know, so anything before about 200 years ago
is by its very nature conjecture based upon supposition.
Personally, I find the Schrodinger wave equation to be innacurate, and
while Quantum theory seems to work in many situations, since one
wavefunction cannot be applied to another atom or molecule other than
the one it was derived from, I would not be disturbed to hear that it
was all a load of hoohah.
The general evidence seems to show that there did exist a charismatic
leader of a new religion stemming from Judaism around 30 A.D.
That less than 80 years later, not only were the versions of his life
generally agreed upon, but quite an immense following was ensuing,
seems to indicate that there was something to the story.
As a start, I suggest you read some of the translated volumes of the
anti-nicene fathers which are freely available on the net.
As for accuracy of the bible in general, translate the passages that
interest you yourself, it is not as difficult as it may appear.
Generally Greek is much easier to start with. Also, once you have
done that, compare the text with different manuscripts.
I do not claim to have the answers, but I investigate much of
what I believe myself. I find that evidence is often based upon
belief and so very little "truth" is available.
Just some thoughts