Tag: Josephus

Titus Flavius Josephus

Titus Flavius Josephus (37-100) was a Roman historian. It also contains the earliest surviving texts which are attributed to him.Jerome called Josephus the “Greek Livy”.[4] Biography 37 CE: He was born as Yosef ben Matityahu in Jerusalem to a father of priestly descent and… Continue Reading “Titus Flavius Josephus”

The Texts of Josephus’ Vita and Contra Apion

This article aims to establish the creation dates of the main textual sources used for Josephus’ Vita and Josephus’ Contra Apion. I present the conclusion here: all of the surviving sources were created after the alleged year of 800 AD. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~… Continue Reading “The Texts of Josephus’ Vita and Contra Apion”

The Texts of Josephus’ War of the Jews

This article aims to establish the creation dates of the main textual sources used for the Josephus’ War of the Jews texts. All the sources have been dated to after 900 CE. When I posted this article, it was April 6th, 2019. Originally the… Continue Reading “The Texts of Josephus’ War of the Jews”

The Texts of Josephus’ Antiquities

This article aims to establish the creation dates of the textual sources used for the Josephus’ Antiquities texts. All the surviving MSS were created between the 9th (maybe 10th) and 15th centuries. It was first printed in 1470 in Latin by Johann Schüssler in… Continue Reading “The Texts of Josephus’ Antiquities”

The Texts of Old Russian Josephus

This article aims to establish the creation dates of the textual sources used for the Old Slavonic/Russian Josephus texts. I present the conclusion here: all the sources were created after the year 1300 AD. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ Alexander Berendts is responsible for bringing… Continue Reading “The Texts of Old Russian Josephus”

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