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Josephus

Flavius . real name Joseph ben Matthias. ?37--?100 ad, Jewish historian and general; author of History of the Jewish War and Antiquities of the Jews
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Josephus Daniels might have been subtitled, "his times and life," because Craig devotes considerable attention to the larger settings in which Daniels operated.
His detailed discussion of the exegetical passages in which Josephus explains the Mosaic legislation provides vital support for his argument.
In the packed audience were Belgian scientist Dr Roel Wuyts, his wife Inge and son Bram, plus his mother Elsie Vaal, who had long dreamed of visiting the district that her grandfather Josephus described.
As well as these main literary sources, there is the coinage produced by Nerva, which sheds some light on the fiscus Judaicus, as well as the contemporary writings of Martial, Quintilian and Josephus.
However, we will see that Josephus was wrong on many of his dates.
Josephus's works include more than 300 letters; embedded letters feature prominently in the Herod narratives (War 1 and Antiquities 15-17) and the Life, where Josephus cites 62 letters from Agrippa II to assert the truth of his report of the war between Rome and the Jews.
Josephus was a Jewish general and historian who first fought against the Romans and later switched sides.
Certainly Josephus connects the victory with the restoration 'of the empire of the Romans to its strongest state.
In addition there are relevant quotations from Josephus and Tacitus and appendices giving examples of an apocryphal text, chronologies and a glossary.
Despite the evidence of the historian Josephus, according to which (the Hasmoneans' rule extended south of Gaza), no clear archeological proof of this has been found in the field.
Now Roman history expert and authority Philip Matyszak has compiled "The Enemies of Rome: From Hannibal to Attila the Hun" an informed and informative roster of Rome's major opponents ranging from the legendary Spartacus who headed up a slave rebellion; to Hannibal whose Carthagians went up against Rome in two major conflicts; to Josephus who led ill-fated Jewish forces against the legions of Rome that resulted in the destruction of Jerusalem; to Attila who brought war to the very gates of Rome; to a wide assortment of other generals, warriors and kings who rose to fight against the might of the Roman Empire.
Tacitus and Suetonius both write about Jesus, as also does Josephus the Jewish historian (non-Christian).