Who was Flavius Josephus?


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Since their release in the first century AD, the writings of Flavius Josephus have become a primary source of Judeo-Christian history. According to The Life of Flavius Josephus, Josephus "was born ...

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Titus Flavius Josephus was considered a traitor to and by the Jewish people. He was once a Jewish leader, but defected to the Romans and was granted Roman citizenship.

It is still debated, to this day, whether Josephus was trying to help his people when he urged the Jews to surrender to the Romans during the Jewish War a revolt against Roman occupation (66–70). It was clear the that Jews were cut off and running out of supplies and all the Romans had to do was sit and wait until the Jews were in a weakened state. What went on behind the walls of Jerusalem, while the Jews were trapped, is a very heart breaking and graphic account.

Flavius Josephus clearly did profit and strive during the fall of Jerusalem and the utter destruction of a great temple.

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