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Josephus
Josephusbust.jpg
A Roman portrait bust said tae be o Josephus
BornYosef ben Matityahu
37
Jerusalem, Roman Judea
Diedc. 100
Hauf-marrae(s)Captured Jewish woman
Alexandrian Jewish woman
Greek Jewish woman frae Crete
ChilderFlavius Hyrcanus
Flavius Simonides Agrippa
Flavius Justus
ParentsMatthias
Jewish noblewoman

Titus Flavius Josephus (/ˈsfəs/;[1] 37 – c. 100),[2] born Joseph ben Matityahu (Ebreu: יוסף בן מתתיהו, Yosef ben Matityahu),[3] wis a first-century Romano-Jewish scholar, historian an hagiographer, who wis born in Jerusalem—then pairt o Roman Judea—tae a faither o priestly strynd an a mither who claimed ryal auncestry.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Josephus" entry in Collins English Dictionary, HarperCollins Publishers, 1998.
  2. Louis Feldman, Steve Mason (1999). Flavius Josephus. Brill Academic Publishers. 
  3. Josephus refers tae himself in his Greek wirks as Ἰώσηπος Ματθίου παῖς, Iōsēpos Matthiou pais (Josephus the son o Matthias). Josephus spoke Aramaic, Ebreu an Greek.