In short, instead of stating what they believe we cannotknow concerning the gospel accounts, critical scholars would do well to concentrate on what even they admit canbe known about the texts at this point. Although Jesus was not photographed in his resurrection body for the benefit of the disciples, the factual basis is enough to show that Jesus’ resurrection is by far the best historical explanation. While critical doubts may be present with regard to other issues in the New Testament, the accepted facts are sufficient in themselves to show that Jesus rose from the dead in a new, spiritual body. As detailed in Appendix I, historical inquiry can yield certainty. The resurrection has remained established in the face of criticism for almost 2000 years. The various types of evidence for this event are outstanding, surpassing that of the great majority of ancient events. Sidestepping or rejecting the evidence a prioriis invalid, as we have seen. There is, indeed, historical proof for this event.^86 Jesus did rise from the dead in real history.