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 (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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(Biography) Flavius (ˈfleɪvɪəs). real name Joseph ben Matthias. ?37–?100 ad, Jewish historian and general; author of History of the Jewish War and Antiquities of the Jews
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(dʒoʊˈsi fəs)

Flavius, A.D. 37?–c100, Jewish historian.
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Noun1.Josephus - Jewish general who led the revolt of the Jews against the Romans and then wrote a history of those events (37-100)
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We'd hev him rememberin' Johnstown next," Salters explained, "an' what would happen then?" So they compromised on his reading aloud from a book called "Josephus." It was an old leather-bound volume, smelling of a hundred voyages, very solid and very like the Bible, but enlivened with accounts of battles and sieges; and they read it nearly from cover to cover.
Salters was mainly agricultural; for, though he read "Josephus" and expounded it, his mission in life was to prove the value of green manures, and specially of clover, against every form of phosphate whatsoever.
It is said, (Tacitus, Strabo, Josephus, Daniel of St.
There was a time, when the Saviour taught here, that boats were plenty among the fishermen of the coasts--but boats and fishermen both are gone, now; and old Josephus had a fleet of men-of-war in these waters eighteen centuries ago--a hundred and thirty bold canoes--but they, also, have passed away and left no sign.
While giving his arm, he thought that he should not himself like to be an old fellow with his constitution breaking up; and he waited good-temperedly, first before the window to hear the wonted remarks about the guinea-fowls and the weather-cock, and then before the scanty book-shelves, of which the chief glories in dark calf were Josephus, Culpepper, Klopstock's "Messiah," and several volumes of the "Gentleman's Magazine."
His father, Josephus Gluck, was a special policeman and night watchman, who, in the year 1900, died suddenly of pneumonia.
That the Jewish side of the story is well known through texts by Josephus and Philo, while the original denunciation of the Jews by then-famous philosopher Apion is lost (except for the bits quoted by Josephus as put-downs), proves just how right Apion was: Primitive Hebrew shepherds and peasants arrive, and in no time at all they take over everything, even Greek philosophic literature, in which Philo now occupies 10 volumes in the Harvard's Loeb Classical Library and Apion has none, zilch, and nada.
Historians and scholars of Jewish and Hebrew culture examine the place of historian Flavius Josephus (37-100 AD) in modern Jewish culture.
Among tteam were at least three Aberdonians: Daniel Arthur, James Reid and Josephus GaetSteam Yacht Fox had been built in the 1840s at Hall's shipyard in Aberdeen for Sir Richard Sutton at a cost of around PS5,000.
Police said Alicaycay has a standing arrest warrant for reckless imprudence resulting in damage to property, issued by Judge Josephus Joannes Asis of the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 40.
The Jewish historian Flavius Josephus relates in his Antiquities of the Jews that Herod killed John, stating that he did so, "lest the great influence John had over the people might put it into his [John's] power and inclination to raise a rebellion, (for they seemed ready to do any thing he should advise), [so Herod] thought it best [to put] him to death." Josephus further states that many of the Jews believed that the military disaster befalling Herod at the hands of Aretas, his father-in-law, was God's punishment for his unrighteous behavior.
O historiador Flavio Josefo observou: "a extensao do reino de Herodes nao era igual a sua magnanimidade" (Josephus 1998: 16.141, traducao minha).