Men such as Peter and John were Jewish. That point bears significance because lying was forbidden in Jewish culture (Exodus 20:16; Leviticus 19:11; Proverbs 19:5).
The Jewish leaders were not recorded as disputing the miracles performed by Jesus (John 11:45-48).
The literary form of the gospels is not that of legend. The authors intended to convey points rooted in history, reflecting knowledge of geography and recording what took place in Galilee and Judea. The gospels flow in a style similar to Greco-Roman biographies, but are indebted to the Old Testament as regards what they are composed of.