Monday, July 27, 2009

Chris Forbes on "Josephus and Jesus: A Christian Forgery?"

Josephus was an early Jewish historian who lived from AD 37 to about 100. He references Jesus in two places in his writings. Skeptics have long held that these references were interpolations (insertions) into the text by Christians and that Josephus never mentioned Jesus at all. One of the best discussions in print is by John P. Meier A Marginal Jew, vol 1. pp. 56-88. Below is a video interview of Professor Chris Forbes of Macquarie University, Sydney Australia on the passage in question. Dr. Forbes is a Senior Lecturer in Ancient History, and Deputy Chairman of the Society for the Study of Early Christianity. Enjoy!

Josephus and Jesus: a Christian forgery? from CPX on Vimeo.

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