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What did historian Josephus say about Jesus?

What did historian Josephus say about Jesus?

Jospehus’ Description of Jesus (63) 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.

Where did the famous picture of Jesus come from?

The oldest known portrait of Jesus, found in Syria and dated to about 235, shows him as a beardless young man of authoritative and dignified bearing. He is depicted dressed in the style of a young philosopher, with close-cropped hair and wearing a tunic and pallium—signs of good breeding in Greco-Roman society.

Who did Josephus say Jesus was?

a wise man
For instance, Jesus is called “a wise man” (and Josephus described others like Solomon, Daniel, and John the Baptist in the same fashion), which would not have been a common Christian label for Christ at the time.

What color are Jesus’s eyes?

brown eyes
In her 2018 book What Did Jesus Look Like?, Taylor used archaeological remains, historical texts and ancient Egyptian funerary art to conclude that, like most people in Judea and Egypt around the time, Jesus most likely had brown eyes, dark brown to black hair and olive-brown skin. He may have stood about 5-ft. -5-in.

What is the birth of Jesus through Joseph’s eyes?

The Birth of Jesus through Joseph’s Eyes. When we celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmastime, our attention is most often given to Luke’s account, because it gives us so much information. It tells us of the annunciation of the angel Gabriel to the peasant girl Mary.

Did Josephus make any reference to Jesus?

^ The Jesus Legend by G. A. Wells 1996 ISBN 0812693345 page 48: “… that Josephus made some reference to Jesus, which has been retouched by a Christian hand. This is the view argued by Meier as by most scholars today particularly since S. Pines…”

Did Josephus know Jesus was a miracle worker?

Setzer argues that the Testimonium indicates that Josephus had heard of Jesus and the basic elements surrounding his death, and that he saw Jesus as primarily a miracle worker.

What was Joseph Josephus’s life like?

Josephus’s life story remains ambiguous. He was described by Harris in 1985 as a law-observant Jew who believed in the compatibility of Judaism and Graeco-Roman thought, commonly referred to as Hellenistic Judaism.