“These letters have no allusion to the parents of Jesus, let alone to the virgin birth.
They never refer to a place of birth (for example, by calling him ‘of Nazareth’).
They give no indication of the time or place of his earthly existence.
They do not refer to his trial before a Roman official, nor to Jerusalem as the place of execution.
They mention neither John the Baptist, nor Judas, nor Peter’s denial of his master …
These letters also fail to mention any miracles Jesus is supposed to have worked, a particularly striking omission, since, according to the gospels, he worked so many …
Another striking feature of Paul’s letters is that one could never gather from them that Jesus had been an ethical teacher … on only one occasion does he appeal to the authority of Jesus to support an ethical teaching which the gospels also represent Jesus as having delivered. “
– G. A. Wells, The Historical Evidence for Jesus, 22-23.