The crucifixion of Jesus at the order of Pontius Pilate has been described as the most sure fact in history by notable atheists and skeptics:
Gerd Lüdemann (atheistic NT professor at Göttingen): “Jesus’ death as a consequence of crucifixion is indisputable.”– Gerd Lüdemann, The Resurrection of Jesus: History, Experience, Theology (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1994), p. 50.
John-Dominic Crossan (scholar in the skeptic Jesus Seminar): “That [Jesus] was crucified is as sure as anything historical can ever be, since both Josephus and Tacitus… agree with the Christian accounts on at least that basic fact.”
– John-Dominic Crossan, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography (Harper One. 1995), 145.
Bart Ehrman (atheistic NT scholar): “One of the most certain facts of history is that Jesus was crucified on orders of the Roman prefect of Judea, Pontius Pilate.”
– Bart Ehrman, The Historical Jesus: Lecture Transcript and Course Guidebook, Part 2 of 2 (Chantilly, VA: The Teaching Company. 2000), 162.
If these facts are so sure, what other facts related to Jesus are equally as sure?