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Flavio Josefo

Index: La secta del Fénix, Ficciones, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 522. La Mandrágora, El libro de los seres imaginarios, OCC,Obras completas en colaboración. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1979. 661.

Flavius Josephus, b. c. 37 A. D., rabbi and author of Antiquitates Judaicae

Fishburn and Hughes: The name adopted by the first-century Jewish historian Joseph ben Matthias, one of the leaders of the Jewish revolt against the Romans in AD 66. Escaping death, he was taken prisoner by Vespasian, who later released him when his prophecy that Vespasian would become emperor was fulfilled. Josephus opted for Roman citizenship and assumed the name of Flavius, Vespasian's patronymic. His main historical works are The Jewish War (77/8 AD), a largely personal account of the war written from a Jewish point of view but with a regard for Roman susceptibilities, and Antiquities of the Jews, a history of the Jews from the creation of the world. The latter makes allusion to Christ, suggesting that it may be improper to refer to him simply as a man, but the passage is disputed (18.3.3). The Cult of the Phoenix