The Jewish Babylonian Talmud (Sanhedrin 43a) from the Tannaitic Period recorded:
“On the eve of the Passover Yeshu [the Nazarene] was hanged. For forty days before the execution took place a herald went forth and cried, “He is going forth to be stoned because he has practiced sorcery and enticed Israel to apostasy. Anyone who can say anything in his favor, let him come and plead on his behalf.” And since nothing was brought forward in his favor, he was hanged on the eve of Passover.” - Babylonian Talmud (Sanhedrin 43a)
So, the obvious problems:
The record uses the name Yeshu, which although a slight variation on Yeshua (Latin: Jesus), is a completely differant name.
The record states first that He was hanged, then that the plan was to stone Him, both contradicting the Crucifixion.
The record goes on to say that He was executed on the eve of Passover, which would have been wednesday evening (the eve before Passover), unless the text mean the evening of Passover, Thursday night. In either case, this contradicts the Gospels which say He was killed on Friday.
This text is often cited as proof of the historicity of Christ, yet how can we account for the problems in the text?