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date: 08 February 2023

Josephus (Flavius Iosephus) 

Who's Who in the Classical World
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(b. ad 37/8) was a Greek historian but also a Jewish priest of aristocratic descent and largely Pharisaic education, and a political leader in pre-70 Jerusalem. Though a zealous defender of Jewish religion and culture, his writing is largely hostile to the various revolutionary groups, whom he regarded as responsible for the fall of the Temple: his theology centres on the idea that God was currently on the Romans' side. Participation in a delegation to Rome (... ...

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