One could argue that the story of Christ’s expelling of the demon from a man (see Matthew 9:32-34 and Luke 11:14-23) has a weighty historical probability given that it is attested to in early and independent sources. According to Matthew’s account one reads that,
“While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus. And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke. The crowd was amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.” But the Pharisees said, “It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons” (9:32-34).
Luke’s account is similar,
“Now he was casting out a demon that was mute. When the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke, and the people marveled. But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of…
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