A note on how the works are referenced on this site.
Josephus' life in the context of events in Rome and early Christianity.
Descent from the Hasmoneans (Maccabees).
Josephus on the Causes of the War Against Rome
Josephus as a Source for a Military History of the Jewish Revolt
by Jim Bloom
Crane Brinton's Model of Revolution and the Jewish Revolt
by Ken West
Lion Feuchtwanger and his Josephus Trilogy
by Jim Bloom
Part 1: Revolt in Jerusalem
August-September 66 CE
Part 2: The Campaign of Cestius Gallus and the Defeat of the XIIth Legion
October-November 66 CE
Part 3: The New Government
November 66 - March 67
Part 4: Josephus in Galilee
December 66 - May 67
Part 5: The Success of Vespasian
January 67 - December 69
Part 6: The Factions Battle for Power
January 68 - May 70
Part 7: The Siege and Destruction of Jerusalem
March 70 - September 70
The collection of all occurrences of Passover stories in Josephus' writing; with commentary.
Pentecost / Shavuos
Everything Josephus has to say about the celebration of the festival of Pentecost (Shavuos) -- including the most violent protest prior to the War.
The Feast of Tabernacles, with its great crowds in Jerusalem, often marked the beginning and end of dynasties. Here is a summary of these events in the works of Josephus
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
The holiest days of modern Judaism are barely mentioned by Josephus. Why?
Did Josephus censor his description of Hanukkah?
Women in Josephus' Works
The female ruler of Judea.
The story of the the last Hasmonean princess, whom Herod married to secure his kingdom, and their stormy marriage.
Esther - Her Point of View
Josephus' retelling of the story of Esther.
"Trouble-quiet Sowers of Unrest": Representations of Women, from Josephus to Cary
by Maria M. Oberg. Elizabeth Cary, the 17th century English playwright, drew from Josephus to compose her work The Tragedy of Mariam, the Fair Queen of Jewry.The manner in which these two authors portray the actions of speech of women is the subject of this engrossing study
The Hasmonean Dynasty
Genealogical chart of the Jewish rulers of Judaea, drawn from Josephus' account.
Ancient Jewish Coins Related to the Works of Josephus
The history of the rulers of Judaea as revealed in ancient silver and bronze coins.
The relations between Judeans and the people on the coast have often been difficult, as Josephus relates.
by Jim Bloom (December 2001)
Remarks on Josephus in the Light of Current Events: 2001
by G. J. Goldberg (December 2001)
Josephus Works at PACE: Brill, Whiston and Greek
Josephus Bibliography On-Line at PACE
Perseus Greek Texts and Translations
Resource Pages for Biblical Studies
New Testament Gateway
Ritmeyer Archaeological Design
Josephus in General
Archaeology and Josephus
Judaism and Early Christianity
Literary Works Connected to Josephus
The New Approach to the Testimonium
1. The Mystery of Josephus' Jesus Account
3. The Testimonium-Luke Comparison Table
4. Statistical Analysis of Jesus Texts
5. Quantitative Content Analysis of Jesus Texts
7. Conclusions: Answers to Frequently Asked Testimonium Questions
Side-by-side comparison of Josephus and the New Testament.
Jesus of Nazareth
All of the references by Josephus to Jesus, James, and Pontius Pilate
John the Baptist
A discussion of Josephus' account of John the Baptist and its relation to New Testament passages.
The Star of Bethlehem
Speculation on a prophetic image.
Honi the Circle-Drawer
A popular miracle-worker is killed in Jerusalem at Passover.
Where does Josephus tell the story of Masada?
Does Josephus describe Jesus' physical appearance?
What are the oldest manuscripts we have of Josephus' works?
Did Josephus write the "Discourse on Hades?"
Could Luke and Josephus both be right about Lysanias, Tetrach of Abilene?
What are your credentials?
Josephus in America
Josephus on Audio
Archaeological Correction: Gamla and Cana
The Veil of the Temple
A Rope on the High Priest?
Translating the Sodomites
The next installment in the Chronology of the War
After Rome survived its own nearly disastrous civil war it turned its attention back to Jerusalem. The Judean rebels felt secure in the strength of the city walls and in the favor of heaven. Nothing could persuade them to surrender -- not even the pleas of Josephus. Part 7 of the Chronology describes the battles and the horrendous suffering of the city that brought its destruction. Includes images provided by Ritmeyer Archaeological Design.
The Flavius Josephus Home Page address is www.Josephus.org.
The older versions of the pages ("The War," etc.) formerly at AOL are still available by clicking on the title of each section, and these retain their organizing commentary.
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Last update: July 8, 2012
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