Josephus on Jesus: The Testimonium Flavianum Controversy from Late Antiquity to Modern Times

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Peter Lang, 2003 - History - 231 pages
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The Testimonium Flavianum, a brief passage in Jewish Antiquities by Flavius Josephus (37 - ca. 100 AD), is widely considered the only extant evidence besides the Bible of the historicity of Jesus Christ. In the sixteenth century the authenticity of this passage was challenged by scholars, launching a controversy that has still not been resolved. Josephus on Jesus: The Testimonium Flavianum Controversy from Late Antiquity to Modern Times is a history of this passage and the long-standing debate over its authenticity. Because it may be the most quoted ancient text next to the Bible, this book not only illuminates the history of the Testimonium Flavianum through the ages, but also the general development of historical criticism in the Western World.

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Contents

The Testimonium Flavianum in the Middle Ages
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The Beginning of the Controversy
73
The End of the Controversy
121
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

The Author: Alice Whealey received her Ph.D. in history from the University of California at Berkeley. She has conducted basic philological research on the provenance of a variety of late antique texts, publishing her findings in several academic journals.

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