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I'm trying to resolve the differences between Josephus' Bellum Judaicum [2.224-27 (2.12.1)] and his Antiquitates [20.105-12 (20.5.3)] with respect to the number of Jews massacred in the temple under Claudius. BJ has 30,000 while Antiquitates has 20,000. I was able to find the 20K at Gutenberg.org: (https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2848/2848-h/2848-h.htm#link20noteref-10). I'm unable to confirm the 30K number anywhere. I'm wondering if the reference I'm using is incorrect in the 30K stat. Any insights would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Bellum Judaicum has ten thousand, and Antiquitates Judaicae has twenty thousand. The thirty thousand figure seems to be their sum, assuming the two to have been distinct battles.

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