Antiquities of the Jews

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The '''''Antiquities of the Jews''''' is a work by [[Flavius Josephus]] which is often quoted by [[Christian]]s as supporting a [[historical Jesus]]. The work was written in 93 AD, and is a history of the [[Jewish]] people, beginning with the [[Biblical creation]] until around the time of [[Herod]].
 
The '''''Antiquities of the Jews''''' is a work by [[Flavius Josephus]] which is often quoted by [[Christian]]s as supporting a [[historical Jesus]]. The work was written in 93 AD, and is a history of the [[Jewish]] people, beginning with the [[Biblical creation]] until around the time of [[Herod]].
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The passage usually cited as supporting the existence of [[Jesus]] is known as the Testimonium Flavianum:
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{{Quote-source|Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man; for he was a doer of wonderful works, a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him both many of the Jews and many of the Gentiles. He was [the] Christ. And when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men amongst us, had condemned him to the cross, those that loved him at the first did not forsake him; for he appeared to them alive again the third day; as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him. And the tribe of Christians, so named from him, are not extinct at this day.|Antiquities of the Jews xviii 3.3, William Whiston translation}}
  
 
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* [http://sacred-texts.com/jud/josephus/ant-18.htm Antiquities of the Jews] translated by William Whiston
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* [http://sacred-texts.com/jud/josephus/index.htm#aoj Antiquities of the Jews] translated by William Whiston
  
 
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The Antiquities of the Jews is a work by Flavius Josephus which is often quoted by Christians as supporting a historical Jesus. The work was written in 93 AD, and is a history of the Jewish people, beginning with the Biblical creation until around the time of Herod.

The passage usually cited as supporting the existence of Jesus is known as the Testimonium Flavianum:

"Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man; for he was a doer of wonderful works, a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him both many of the Jews and many of the Gentiles. He was [the] Christ. And when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men amongst us, had condemned him to the cross, those that loved him at the first did not forsake him; for he appeared to them alive again the third day; as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him. And the tribe of Christians, so named from him, are not extinct at this day."

— Antiquities of the Jews xviii 3.3, William Whiston translation

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