Josephus is another source of historical testimony to the resurrection of Christ.
He writes this fascinating passage in Antiquities 18.3.3:
Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him man; for he was a doer of wonderful works, a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him many Jews, and also many of the Greeks. This man was the Christ. And when Pilate had condemned him to the cross, upon his impeachment by the principal man among us, those who had loved him from the first did not forsake him, for he appeared to them alive on the third day, the divine prophets having spoken these and thousands of other wonderful things about him. And even now, the race of Christians, so named from him, has not died out.*
This passage is particularly amazing when considering the fact that Josephus was a Jew writing to please the Romans late in the first century. This story would not have pleased them in the slightest. It’s hard to imagine that he would have written it if it were not true.
[*Quote cited in Josh McDowell, The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict. Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville. p. 213]