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To: freedomdefender
Josephus in Antiquities of the Jews Book 18/ chapter 3. (63) It says:

"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; (64) 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."

11 posted on 04/09/2007 4:14:26 PM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: Spunky
Josephus

It's not wise to quote Josephus in this regard. Almost all scholars consider the passage you quote to be a fraudulent insertion into the original text, (Google =Josephus jesus= and hunt around.) which could raise the question why someone thought fraud was nevessary.

ML/NJ

43 posted on 04/09/2007 5:40:57 PM PDT by ml/nj
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