Josephus

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  1. tyndale1946

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    How many have read Josephus and what did you think of his work? What did you get from it if anything and did you ever compare it with the Bible?... Brother Glen [​IMG]
     
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    I have only read a limited amount of this Jewish historians work usually in other texts as it is compared to the Bible and the culture of Jesus' day.

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    I read quite a bit of Josephus several years ago for a seminary class. Recently, I was developing a sermon on Acts 12, where Herod imprisons Peter and kills James. The chapter ends with the death of Herod as he is eaten by worms. Josephus gives quite a bit of background on Herod which is very interesting. He was quite the politician! Josephus' corroboration of the Acts account is worth reading as well. He adds detail but does not contradict the Acts account at all.
     
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    Josephus is deeper than a lot of us think! He wrote about his generation of the Jewish people and his insights parallel the Bible if you read and understand him right. His War Of The Jews is one of the best descriptions next to the Bible of the destruction of Jersusalem and the prediction of Jesus! I use it as a reference source in my small library and no biblical scholar should be without it IMHO... Brother Glen [​IMG]
     

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