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Josephus is a first-century historian. He wrote four books about Judiasm and Israel's history. He is considered an important source for the Maccabean Revolt and Hasmonean Dynasty of Judea. He also speaks of several early Christians and Jesus.

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I noticed that no reference to Goldberg's 1995 "The Coincidences of the Emmaus Narrative of Luke and the Testimonium of Josephus" The Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 13 pp. 59-77 which … showed (via computer) a high correlation between the Testimonium and the Emmaus Narrative. He comes to the conclusion that "Josephus and Luke may have used similar or identical sources in composing their passages." For some reason the idea that Luke used Josephus is not even on the table. …
answered Jan 31 '18 by Bruce Grubb