White Horse Inn Modern Reformation

According to Josephus and others, the testimony of women was not considered trustworthy in the first century. So why, if—as some allege—the Gospel records are fictitious accounts, would women be listed as the first eyewitnesses of the resurrected Jesus?  Is it possible that the resurrection could be explained as “wishful thinking” on the part of the disciples?  We will unpack these questions and more as we conclude our series through John’s Gospel.