The date of Jesus's birth has long been thought to have been at sometime from 6 BC to 4 BC, based solely on Flavius Josephus
, who reported that a lunar eclipse shortly preceded King Herod's death, and we do know a lunar eclipse occurred on March 13, 4 BC.
, The Antiquities of the Jews, book 8, ch.
Sculpting Idolatry in Flavian Rome: (An)Iconic Rhetoric in the Writings of Flavius Josephus
Described in great detail by Flavius Josephus
(War of the Jews, Book 5, Chapter 5), the temple was ascended by 12 steps.
Sculpting idolatry in Flavian Rome; (an)iconic rhetoric in the writings of Flavius Josephus
In his War of the Jews, Flavius Josephus
, the Jewish military commander (and deserter), recounted the Jewish conflict within the larger one between Jews and Romans.
The discovery does support another work of history, however, the accounts contained in the works of Flavius Josephus
The literary evidence addressed in Hourihane's book covers a diverse arc--from biblical (all four Gospels, Acts and Timothy), historical (Philo of Alexandria, Flavius Josephus
, Cornelius Tacitus) and theological (Origen, Eusebius, Chrysostom) to apocryphal (especially the Gospel of Nicodemus or Acta Pilati), hagiographical (Legenda Aurea, Meditationes Vitae Christi) and the dramatic (La Vengeance de Nostre-Seigneur and other Passion Plays).
Important bibliographical surveys of scholarship on Josephus and his influence are Heinz Schreckenberg, Bibliographie zu Flavius Josephus
(Leiden, 1968), and Bibliographie zu Flavius Josephus
: Supplementband mit Gesamtregister (Leiden, 1979); Louis H.
The best known example is Flavius Josephus
, a Jewish historian appointed commander of the Jewish forces in Galilee in AD66.