Wednesday, June 15, 2016


What Historians Are For

Fergus Millar, "Reflections on the Trial of Jesus," in Philip R. Davies and Richard T. White, edd., A Tribute to Geza Vermes: Essays on Jewish and Christian Literature and History (Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1990), pp. 355-381 (at 356):
I make no apology for placing so much weight on the question of literal, non-metaphorical, non-theological, mundane truth or falsehood; for that after all is what historians are for.

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