Josephus as corroboration is pretty weak.
All I’m saying is that Josephus reported that James the Just was executed, and that, for his witness to the RESURRECTION. I don’t rely upon Josephus for anything more than that.
Valuable yes, but ultimately weak because he’s just relaying stories he heard as well. It’s the old Telephone experiment plain and simple. As for proof of resurrection, there’s no such thing because the notion of ressurection itself is a loaded word.
Well then let’s unload it. The RESURRECTION means that Jesus Christ died, was buried, and then rose from the dead.
The best you could ever hope to prove is that a person levitated to a certain height. They could even have levitated into the clouds. All that means is some very odd physical event occurred. Says nothing about there being a heaven to be resurrected to, there being a god, Jesus being divine, etc. For all we know, some “ancient alien” could have beamed Jesus up Star Trek style out of view from below and whisked him away because he was a nice guy. That in itself would be hard to prove.
You’re jumping the gun, talking about the Ascension. All I’m talking about is His RESURRECTION.