If Jesus of Nazareth ever even really existed, it is highly unlikely that anything written about him in the New Testament Gospels is true and accurate.
The Gospels, beginning with Mark, were first written about half a century or more after Jesus allegedly lived and died. Until then several different versions of his life story and deeds were passed down by word of mouth, most of them wildly discrepant with tales of Jesus nearly unrecognizable from the accounts that have become the Gospels of the New Testament. Matthew's account used Mark's Gospel, adding to it and embellishing much. Luke's is very similar in all details to Matthew's, and John's is totally different from the other three. More than fifty discrepant accounts were recorded also that were rejected, such as the Gospel of Mary, the Gospel of Judas, and the Gospel of Philip.
Studies of human memory have shown that memory is very unreliable. Human memory has demonstrated the propensity to confuse the correct chronological order of things recalled, to embellish things remembered, and completely fabricate memories of things that had never occurred. And tests have shown that this can happen only an hour or less after an event had occurred or subjects were told something they were to remember later. This unreliability of memory is the reason that eyewitness testimony no longer count for much in court trials.
How Are Memories Created and Re-created ?
Memory is actually a physical thing inside the brain. They are made of chains of proteins that connect neurons to one another. Every time a memory is formed these protein chains are put together in your brain associated with the event that occurred. Each time you recall that particular memory the protein chain is literally rebuilt and is subject to becoming more and more altered from the original memory created, partly due to re-interpretation in light of what else you have come to know over the passage of time.
Every act of memory recall physically rewrites that memory. The more times you recall a memory, the more times your brain rebuilds that protein chain, the more times that memory is rewritten and subject to alteration. What does this say for stories that were not recorded until after decades of oral transmission from memory ? The Gospels are very likely to be highly inaccurate accounts of what, if anything at all, actually transpired.