IS THE BIBLE ACCURATE AND RELIABLE?. THE BIBLE IS A HISTORY BOOK. Men wrote down their accounts of events they witnessed (Luke 1:1-4, John 19:35) Christianity is not based on emotion, but historical events, people and places.
NOTE: If a person accepts Tacitus, or Josephus, or some classical historian from antiquity as reliable, and if the New Testament says basically the very same thing that these men are saying, and they agree with him about the events and the times and the places, we are going to have to accept the New Testament as reliable on the same ground.
NOTE: Every one of these men can be found outside the Bible in extra-biblical statements in classical histories. What you are reading in Luke is history of a reliable sort.