Josephus writing about alexander the great

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Josephus writing about alexander the great

In Daniel 8, from BC, we saw that Daniel was shown a vision of a goat with one horn. This goat was identified by the angel Gabriel as being prophetic of the Empire of the Greeks that was to come. Alexander the Great, and his empire, were the fulfillment of this, over years later.

He was sometimes an associate and a negotiator for the Roman government in the first century AD.

josephus writing about alexander the great

The high priest in Jerusalem, knowing that Alexander had recently destroyed Tyre and Gaza, poured out his heart to God for divine protection.

The rest of the people should appear in white garments. But the priests should meet Alexander in the robes of their priesthood, without fear, because God would protect them.

But, when he saw the multitude at a distance, in white garments, and the priests in fine linen, the high priest in purple and scarlet clothing, Alexander approached by himself, showing respect to their God, and saluted the high priest.

Finally one asked him how, when all others adored him, he should adore the high priest of the Jews?

Robert Eisler on the Testimonium Flavianum

I saw this very person in a dream, in these very clothes, when I was in Macedonia. Alexander and his primary forces were from Macedonia originally.

And I saw this man who exhorted me to make no delay, but boldly to pass over the sea. He would conduct my army, and would give me the dominion over the Persians.

I have not seen any other so clothed that way since then. And now, seeing this person, and remembering that vision in my dream, I believe I bring this army under the Divine conduct, and shall conquer Darius, destroy the power of the Persians, and that all things will succeed according to what is in my own mind.

And, when the Book of Daniel was showed him where Daniel declared that one of the Greeks should destroy the empire of the Persians, Alexander supposed that himself was the person intended. The next day Alexander asked them what they would want of him. The high priest asked that they might enjoy the laws of their forefathers, and might pay no taxes on the seventh year.

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Alexander granted all they desired. And this information is taken from a famous secular history book, written in the 1st century AD. Why could this matter to us, over years later?

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Here one of the most famous conquerors of all time is shown the prophecy about himself, which had been given to Daniel over years before. Alexander acknowledged that it was about him and then asked the high priest what he could do for them.An extract from.

The Messiah Jesus and John the Baptist according to Flavius Josephus' recently rediscovered 'Capture of Jerusalem' and the other Jewish and Christian sources. Sometimes Alexander the Great's brilliance as a general is questioned. Such criticism is usually focused on his conduct of battles.

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This is a little hard to understand, since Alexander's tactics were often brilliant. Note: Most of the research for this nicely done video seems to have come from "Alexander's City Foundations" at Livius, a fantastic ancient history information on the individual cities can be found here..

The founding of cities ruled and mostly populated by Greeks was an integral part of Alexander's strategy for controlling the vast territories he had conquered. The Complete Works of Flavius Josephus Translated By William Whiston This work is in the Public Domain.

Copy Freely War of the Jews Antiquities . Josephus tells of when Alexander the Great came to Jerusalem, during his conquests of the Middle East, around BC.

The high priest in Jerusalem, knowing that Alexander had recently destroyed Tyre and Gaza, poured out his heart to God for divine protection. Palestine in the Ancient World In my discussion of first century Christianity I included a section on the conflict between Palestinian and Hellenized Jews as recorded in Luke's New Testament Acts.I have had someone ask me a question regarding my use of "Palestinian" Jew, suggesting that the term "Palestine.

Josephus: Jewish War, Book 1 (a) - translation