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Flavius Josephus and the crucifiction of Jesus

  1. Sep 28, 2006 #1
    Does anyone know whether Flavius Josephus, a Jewish historian who lived at the time of Jesus, actually recorded the crucifiction of Jesus? Or is this been proven wrong. If proven wrong I will need justification/evidence to this. If this is true I'd also like some evidence - at least to the best of your ability. (Being a physicist I don't accept something because someone I don't know claims his information is authoritative). Thanks.

    Best wishes

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  3. Sep 28, 2006 #2
    Hello Pete, here's someone you don't know asking a similar question.


    Josephus was born in 37 AD, seven years after what is widely believed to have been the crucifixion of Christ.

    There's a text on the subject here




    Do Any First Century Historians Mention the Jesus of Christianity?


    I believe the appropriate answer to your question would be

    "you had to be there"
  4. Sep 28, 2006 #3


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    Ok, this is definitely not philosophy.
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