The smoking gun: A complex chiasm in Mark 12 that pins Mark to Paul. What are the implications for the historical information in the Gospel of Mark?*The Questionable Argument from Shame:
There's a variation of the embarrassment criterion applied to the Crucifixion that runs something like this: "Crucifixion at the hands of the Romans would present a prima facie case that Jesus was not the Messiah. It seems grossly improbable to suppose that any Christian would have made it up." (Patrick Narkinsky, post to XTALK) Is that valid as an argument for the historicity of the Crucifixion?