"historians believe the Josephus text that mentions Jesus was tampered with" Ender, care to post some proof on that? In fact, there is little opposition in academic circles (including the Jesus Seminar) that Jesus existed. Show me this serious academic challenge. As to if that is Josephus writing or not, Blomberg, 1987; Barnett 1986; & R.C. Stone have found it acceptable or found that researchers find it so. Also, the Encyclopedia Britannica (which is complied by scholars) states that the independant accounts (yes that is plural) of Jesus prove he was real. Let's see your evidence.