Caption: Experts agree: The Jewish historian Flavius Josephus
famously made mention of both Jesus and His brother James, who was a leader in the early church.
It is commonly accepted that Jesus Christ was born either before 4 BC (working from references in Matthew, Flavius Josephus
) or after AD 6 (working from information in Luke).
Sculpting idolatry in Flavian Rome; (an)iconic rhetoric in the writings of Flavius Josephus
The literary evidence addressed in Hourihane's book covers a diverse arc--from biblical (all four Gospels, Acts and Timothy), historical (Philo of Alexandria, Flavius Josephus
, Cornelius Tacitus) and theological (Origen, Eusebius, Chrysostom) to apocryphal (especially the Gospel of Nicodemus or Acta Pilati), hagiographical (Legenda Aurea, Meditationes Vitae Christi) and the dramatic (La Vengeance de Nostre-Seigneur and other Passion Plays).
The discovery does support another work of history, however, the accounts contained in the works of Flavius Josephus
In his War of the Jews, Flavius Josephus
, the Jewish military commander (and deserter), recounted the Jewish conflict within the larger one between Jews and Romans.
The best known example is Flavius Josephus
, a Jewish historian appointed commander of the Jewish forces in Galilee in AD66.
described Jericho as "the most fertile spot in Judea".
"The Gospel: The Good News According to Josephus" is a novel set in classical times following historian Flavius Josephus
and his business with the other thinkers and intellectuals of his era.
Once again, John Hagan takes the reader back into Roman antiquity and Jewish history to correlate events recorded in both Christian documents and the writings of the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus
with the events and personalities of the broader Mediterranean world.
In antiquity, the historian Flavius Josephus
observed that Tiberius Julius Alexander, nephew of the philosopher Philo, while serving as the Roman governor for the city of Alexandria in 68 C.E.
Rives (edd.), Flavius Josephus
and Flavian Rome (Oxford 2005) 101-02.
Pluteo 66,1, a manuscript of the eleventh century from Monte Cassino, with the Antiquitates and the De bello Iudaico of Flavius Josephus
in Latin translation.
For every trace of cave art, elephant hunt, porphyry, and quartz, of white chalk, snail shells, pigeon eggs, and oryxes, of jujubes, artichokes, marl, and gorge--for every hallucinatory vision of the Mount of Olives and Rachel's Tomb; of Roman forts, Crusader castles, and Muslim mosques; of Pliny the Elder, Philo of Alexandria, and Flavius Josephus
; of "ritual immersion," "messianic theology," and the "formless ...