The romanticized engraving of Flavius Josephus appearing in William Whiston’s translation of his works
|Born||Yosef ben Matityahu
Jerusalem, Roman Judea
|Died||c. 100 CE (aged c. 63)|
|Spouse(s)||Captured Jewish woman
Alexandrian Jewish woman
Greek Jewish woman from Crete
Flavius Simonides Agrippa
Now, my father Matthias was not only eminent on account of is nobility, but had a higher commendation on account of his righteousness, and was in great reputation in Jerusalem, the greatest city we have.
Now Herod was an active man, and soon found proper materials for his active spirit to work upon.
Yet did that Antiochus, who was also called Dionysius, become an origin of troubles again.
I was myself brought up with my brother, whose name was Matthias, for he was my own brother, by both father and mother; and I made mighty proficiency in the improvements of my learning, and appeared to have both a great memory and understanding.