The Fake Josephus Testimonium

(FTB::Carrier) – Richard Carrier:

A new article just beats this dead horse deader still. Hat tip to Neil Godfrey and Peter Kirby. Honestly. The evidence that the Testimonium Flanianum (or TF) is entirely a late Christian forgery is now as overwhelming as such evidence could ever get. Short of uncovering a pre-Eusebian manuscript, which is not going to happen. All extant manuscripts derive from the single manuscript of Eusebius; evidently everything else was decisively lost.

The new article is by Paul Hopper, Distinguished Professor of the Humanities Emeritus at Carnegie Mellon University, “A Narrative Anomaly in Josephus: Jewish Antiquities xviii:63,” in Monika Fludernik and Daniel Jacob, eds., Linguistics and Literary Studies: Interfaces, Encounters, Transfers,  (2014: de Gruyter), pp. 147-169, available at academia.edu and at earlywritings.com. …

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Flavius Josephus: Antiquitates Judaicae

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