Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Flavius Josephus

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The works of Flavius Josephus were broadly known among Christian writers from early Christianity, and they were frequently used as the sole reference for Jewish history since creation. Josephus complete biography is of no interest here; however, some details about his life must be remembered in order to completely appreciate how he understood the Roman Empire to be part of the four-empire scheme described by Daniel. Josephus interpretation already represents a clear effort to extend the prophecy beyond the temporal limits of Antiochus reign and the Maccabean revolt. The Romans were only an instrument of that divine will, and what they had done in Judea was nothing more than Gods wishes. The book of Daniel supports most of Josephus concepts of political history, although it is never clearly stated by the author that his source is Daniel.

Keywords: Daniel; early Christianity; Flavius Josephus; Rome



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Historical Interpretations of the “Fifth Empire” — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation