Josephus Flavius


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Jo·se·phus

 (jō-sē′fəs), Flavius ad 37-100?
Jewish general and historian who took part in the Jewish revolt against the Romans. His History of the Jewish War is the major source of information about the siege of Masada (72-73).
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The discoveries are consistent with the report of Josephus Flavius, a first-century historian who wrote that Roman King Philip Herod converted the village of Bethsaida into a city-state called Julias.
com/biography/Flavius-Josephus) Josephus Flavius - he wrote that the Jewish monarch King Philip Herod, son of Herod the Great, turned the Bethsaida fishing village into a Roman city.
These primary sources include the writings of Tertullian, Justin Martyr, Josephus Flavius, Suetonius, and Bernard of Cluny.
The Acra's location was referred to vaguely in at least two ancient texts -- the Book of Maccabees, which tells of the rebellion, and a written record by historian Josephus Flavius.
Jewish rights in the Roman world: The Greek and Roman documents quoted by Josephus Flavius.