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Joseph's coat
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Josephus definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: Jewish general who led the revolt of the Jews against the Romans and then wrote a history of those events (37-100) [syn: Josephus, Flavius Josephus, Joseph ben Matthias]

Merriam Webster's

biographical name Flavius circa A.D. 37-circa 100 Jewish historian

Britannica Concise

Jewish priest, scholar, and historian. Born of a priestly family in Jerusalem, Josephus joined the Pharisees. While on a diplomatic mission he was impressed by the culture and sophistication of Rome, and in the Jewish revolt of AD 66-70 he eventually attached himself to the Roman cause. Favored in the courts of emperors Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian, he wrote valuable historical works. His History of the Jewish War (79) is the principal source on the revolt and includes much on Roman tactics and strategy. The Antiquities of the Jews (93), his greatest work, traces Judaism from creation up to the revolt. Against Apion defends Judaism against Hellenism.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

jo-se'-fus (Iosephos; Codex Vaticanus reads Phosepos): In 1 Esdras 9:34, corresponding to "Joseph" in Ezr 10:42.



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