The Life of Jesus
It is reported (1)that Jesus became a man (creeds: Phil. 2:6ff.; 1 John 4:2; Barnabas) and (2)lived on the earth in human history (Ignatius). (3)He came from the tribe of Judah (Justin) and (4)was of the lineage of Jesse and David (creeds: Acts 13:23; 2 Tim. 2:8; Justin; Ignatius).
Archaeological discoveries have shown that, before Jesus’ birth, (5)a taxation was proclaimed by the Roman authorities, (6)who required that people travel back to their home cities. (7)Required nearly every fourteen years, just such a taxation apparently occurred at approximately the same time as Jesus’ birth.