Bart Ehrman comments on the concept of scholarly consensus.
Bart Ehrman, "Scholarly Consensus," ehrmanblog.org, accessed September 20, 2023
But the reason authorities tend to agree on certain issues is because they are trained to look at the evidence, know what the evidence is, and have established ways of evaluating it. And if they all pretty much agree – well, that is not, is DECIDEDLY NOT, in itself evidence. I need to say that again: scholarly consensus is NOT EVIDENCE. BUT, a big but – if you have a view that is different from the view of the scholarly consensus, given the circumstance of who maintains the consensus, you probably should have some pretty amazing evidence of your own.