Example sentences for: josephus

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  • We know of it because Flavius Josephus, the traitorous Jewish general who joined the Romans, bothers to refute it in his surviving writings.

  • Josephus attributes the argument to an Egyptian named Manetho who, in a counter-version to the Book of Exodus, asserted that the Hebrews weren't led out of Egyptian bondage by Moses.

  • In the 1960s, eminent Israeli archaeologist Yigael Yadin claimed to have found the bones of 960 martyrs there, thus confirming Josephus' account of their deaths.

  • Accompanying articles explore other Masada-related confusions: Josephus' text is ambiguous about where the martyrs actually fell, and the site itself was probably a center of political administration rather than a civilian refuge.

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