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Christian Texts and History • Josephus’ Account of John the Baptist: Xian Interpolation?

By MrMacSon .Rivka Nir (2012) ‘Josephus’ Account of John the Baptist: A Christian Interpolation?’ Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 10; pp.32–62AbstractThis essay provides fresh insight into the possibility that the passage in Josephus about John the Baptist (Jewish Antiquities, 18.116-119) was not written by Josephus himself. In making the …read more

Christian Texts and History • Messiah Claimants in Josephus' (& other) writings

By MrMacSon Messiah Claimants in Josephus’ (& other) writings1. Judas, son of Hezekiah (4 BCE)Flavius Josephus, Jewish War 2.56 and Jewish Antiquities 17.271-272.2. Simon of Peraea (4 BCE)Flavius Josephus, Jewish War 2.57-59 and Jewish Antiquities 17.273-277;Tacitus, Histories, 5.9.3. Athronges, the shepherd (4 BCE)Flavius Josephus, Jewish War 2.60-65 and Jewish Antiquities 17.278-284.4. Judas, …read more

Comment on The Disappearances of the Bodies of Jesus and Other Heroes by John MacDonald

By John MacDonald If you are interested, here is a fascinating article on the relationship between Josephus and The New Testament by Andrew Gould, based on Robert Eisenman’s book “The New Testament Code:”
http://roberteisenman.com/articles/ntc_review-gould.pdf
– Here is a short selection from the article by Andrew Gould:
From Paul’s letters, it is clear that he …read more

Comment on The Disappearances of the Bodies of Jesus and Other Heroes by John MacDonald

By John MacDonald If you are interested, here is a fascinating article on the relationship between Josephus and The New Testament by Andrew Gould, based on Robert Eisenman’s book “The New Testament Code:”
http://roberteisenman.com/articles/ntc_review-gould.pdf
– Here is a short selection from the article by Andrew Gould:
From Paul’s letters, it is clear that he …read more

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