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Summary of Josephus Antiquities of the Jews Book 18

Date: 93-94 C.E.

Description: Antiquities of the Jews recounts the history of the world from a Jewish perspective for an ostensibly Greek and Roman audience. These works provide valuable insight into first century Judaism and the background of Early Christianity. Josephus's works are the chief source next to the Bible for the history and antiquity of ancient Palestine, and provide a significant and independent extra-Biblical account of such figures as Pontius Pilate, Herod the Great, John the Baptist, James the Just, and possibly Jesus of Nazareth.

Feldman, Louis H. Josephus's Interpretation of the Bible, University of California Press, 1998


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