Several Jewish and Roman historians, such as Flavius Josephus, Tacitus, Pliny the Younger, and Suetonius mention Jesus in their writings.They usually only mention his execution or problems between the Roman government and his followers; they do not talk about his life, since talking about his life was irrelevant with their concerns about Jesus.They also agree that he was thought of as a teacher and a healer, and that he was baptized by John the Baptist.He was crucified in Jerusalem on the orders of Pontius Pilate.This led to other Jewish leaders hating Jesus, because Jesus interfered with their ego-boosting.Jesus also opposed authoritarianism, leading to the Roman authorities executing him, as he posed a threat to their power.
In John's Gospel, chapter 5, there is the story of Jesus healing a crippled man. He healed the man, and told him to pick up the mattress and go home.
The name Jesus came from the Aramaic name "Yeshua", from Hebrew Yah-shua, meaning "God is salvation (or deliverance)" in English, and was a popular name of the time. The word Christ comes from the Greek word christos and means "the one marked on the head with oil" or "the anointed one".
In Jesus' country, anointing was done to show that a person was chosen to be a king or a leader.
Most Christians celebrate the day that Jesus was born as the holiday of Christmas.
Although the Gospels do not say what day Jesus was born, the date chosen was of December 25, because there was already a Roman holiday on that day.