Some argue that Jesus wasn’t historical. Virtually all scholars discredit that position.
However, this scholar points out that, despite knowing much, there’s so much we don’t know. Starting with Jesus’ birth narrative, he contrasts the Matthew (suggests the family lived in Bethlehem well before His birth) account with Luke (only visited for the census).
Contrasting accounts are not necessarily refuting or evidence of dishonest history. Instead, these types of incongruities are found in all historical records .
Bart Ehrman, atheist and noted NT scholar, refutes mythicism of Jesus: