Flavius Josephus

[Flavius Josephus]
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Jewish historian. He went to Rome in 54, and on his return joined the Jewish revolt, holding out against Vespasian in Jotapata until the fall of the city in 61. After being held prisoner until 69, he regained his freedom and joined the retinue of Emperor Vespasian. Having become a follower of Titus, he was an eye-witness to the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple, and return to Rome as a Roman citizen. His historical works include The Jewish War, a description of the Jewish war of independence (66-73), the Jewish Antiquities, a history of the Jews from the Creation to 66 AD, and his Autobiography.

Born

  • 37 in Jerusalem

Died

  • c.101 of natural causes