"Jesus’ death by crucifixion under Pontius Pilate is as sure as anything historical can ever be. For if no follower of Jesus had written anything for one hundred years after his crucifixition, we would still know about him from two authors not among his supporters. Their names are Flavius Josephus and Cornelius Tacitus."
- John Dominic Crossan
Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography, p. 145
John Dominic Crossan on Jesus' Death - Apologetics 315