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Josephus in Early Christian Texts

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The numerous correspondences between the Lucan writings, written in the years 80-90, and the Josephan, composed in Rome from the mid-seventies to the late nineties, have long produced theories of Luke's dependence on Josephus, and vice versa. Since the beginnings of early Christianity reach back into the period shortly before the New Testament texts were composed, this problem cannot be ignored. At the present time definite conclusions are still not possible and the discussion remains open. It seems probable that Luke and Josephus wrote independently of one another; for each could certainly have had access to sources and information, which he then employed according to his own perspectives. A characteristic conglomerate of details, which in part agree, in part reflect great similarity, but also in part, appear dissimilar and to stem from different provenances.

Keywords: early Christianity; Josephus; Lucan writings; New Testament texts; Rome

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