|Number of Copies||Author of Historic Document||When Written||Earliest Copy||Years of Delay|
|over 13,000||New Testament||100 A.D.||350 A.D.||250|
|645||Illiad & Odyssey by Homer||8th century B.C.||-|
|200||Demosthenes||383-322 B.C.||1100 A.D.||1300|
|100||Sophocles||496-406 B.C.||1000 A.D.||1400|
|20||Annals by Tacitus||100A.D.||1100 A.D.||1000|
|20||Livy||59 B.C.-A.D. 17||-||-|
|10||Gallic Wars by Julius Caesar||100-44 B.C.||900 A.D.||1000|
|10||Aristophanes||450-385 B.C.||900 A.D.||1200|
|9||Euripedes||480-406 B.C.||1100 A.D.||1500|
|8||History by Thucydides||460-400 B.C.||900||1300|
|8||De Vita Caesarun by Suetonius||75-160 A.D.||950 A.D.||800|
|8||History by Herodotus||480-425 B.C.||900 A.D.||1300|
|7||Tetralogies by Plato||427-347 B.C.||900 A.D.||1247|
|7||History by Pliny the Younger||61-113 A.D.||850 A.D.||750|
|5||Aristotle||384-322 B.C.||1100 A.D.||1400|
|3||Catullus||54 B.C.||1550 A.D.||1600|
|2||Lucretius||died 55 or 53 B.C.||-||1100|
Historical documents aside from the Bible give evidence of Jesus. Flavius Josephus gives testimony of Jesus (see Antiquities 18.63). Tacitus in the 2nd century does too as well as Pliny, the Younger. Twenty additional non-Christians sources give us 65 facts beyond the scriptures about Jesus. Thalleus and Phlegon referred to the darkness at noon during Jesus' crucifixion.
God has shown his inspiration by his Holy Spirit that the Bible is the word of God and proven its reliability by preserving the Bible with so many copies as to make sure it could never go extinct and to show its accuracy by causing such precise accuracy between the existing copies over the time they were written.
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