There are several authors who debate that Christ was not an historic person.
One book in particular shows the idea of a real person is a fiction.
Creating Christ: How Roman Emperors Invented Christianity
by James S Valliant & Warren Fahy 2018
See review at http://volumesofvalue.com/2022/09/18/creating-christ/
For what I've seen, among the most thorough analysis of the putative existence of Jesus as portrayed in the bible was done some years ago by Richard Carrier and his book, On the Historicity of Jesus. It's not an easy read. What it IS, however, is PEER REVIEWED ... and it frankly SHREDS this supposed carpenter-turned-rabbi and spares nothing in doing so.
Thanks for the suggestion, Loren.
When you have time, read Supernatural Religion by Walter Richard Cassels.
If Christ we real and a real force of societal change then why is there no mention of him in the records of the Egyptians and all the surrounding cultures?
Either he really was a no body or he did not exist.
Maybe he lived 1500 years earlier as Mithra? Mithra was born in a barn, three wise-men came bearing gifts.Sound familiar???
Looking at the Avesta, from thousands of years earlier, there is a story of a boy born in a manger.................
So if he really existed can anyone tell me who, what and when of the so called Jesus?
Was he a divine being who reincarnated in exactly the same method during a 5000 year period according to at least 5 religious writings??? N.B the name changes but the stories are all remarkedly similar like Chinese whispers.
I doth wonder
Jesus is a Johny come late to the party of claimants of divine power or origin.
One niche history (disclaimer: I worked on it) is Frank Zindler's The Jesus the Jews Never Knew, which was originally planned as a commentary on an 1880s version of the Toledot Yeshu, the medieval Jewish fable that's so insulting it was long assumed to be an antisemitic Christian canard. Zindler dives deep into the Talmudic-era and non-Christian Roman roots.
Carrier's book is eleven years more recent and more analytic, but Zindler's is more descriptive and fun, I think.