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More Christ Confusion April 20, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient
More Christ Confusion

    Beach wrote a few days ago of the most moving source for the historical Christ, a source that perhaps dates back to a decade after Jesus’ death. Today, instead, he thought he would look at the most amusing source for Christ’s death, a fragment from Josephus, the turncoat who supported the Jewish resistance […]

Josephus’ Armies in the Sky February 28, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient
Josephus' Armies in the Sky

One of the most celebrated reports from antiquity of bizarre goings on in the sky appears in Josephus, History of the Wars relating to c. 65 AD. Besides these, a few days after that feast [of the unleavened bread], on the twenty first day of the month of Artemisius, a certain prodigious and incredible phenomenon […]