Just some Thoughts I Was Having
It seems almost too likely that Jesus Christ never existed, as any one individual. I was just thinking about a way to prove this using linguistic evidence. Since the original New Testament was written in Greek we can assume that they were well educated. They must have also been very charismatic and gone to school to learn rhetoric. The early founders of the Church must have spoken the local language(s) as well since they converted the poor, originally. It seems that if they were going to write a religious text for these people, why not write it in their language. These are farmers and I'm sure that literacy in Aramaic was not close to 100%, however, it was not 0%. I'm sure that a few may have even learned Greek, but literacy in Greek was much lower than literacy in Aramaic.
This leads me to my next point. It seems that the Bible was not originally meant to be for the people who turned out to be the first Christians. Perhaps the writers of the Gospels were originally setting out to make a theological statement or perform a thought experiment. They likely used stories that had been floating around of different people performing miracles to make what we now know as Jesus for substance material.
You should take this with a grain of slat. I didn't look up a single fact when I wrote that.