(Fwd from Richard Anderson) RE: [Synoptic-L] (Fwd from Martin Wells) Luke and Joseph
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From: "Richard Anderson" <randerson58@...>
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Subject: RE: [Synoptic-L] (Fwd from Martin Wells) Luke and Josephus
Date sent: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 20:51:31 -0500
http://members.aol.com/FLJOSEPHUS/home.htm which has
discussing the possible relationship between Josephus and Luke.
Richard H. Anderson
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[Synoptic-L] (Fwd from Martin Wells) Luke and Josephus
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From: "Martin Wells" <>
Subject: Luke and Josephus
Date sent: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 19:49:31 -0000
Apologies for slicing into the Mark discussion but I'm after a bit of
help. I'm trying at the moment to work out if Luke used the works of
Josephus in any form. Apologies if this is an old topic but I'm new to
this group. I'm researching the origins and possible reasons for his
inclusion of Quirnius' census, in an attempt to lock down the dating
inconsistancy (but that's another topic and not one which I want to
Right now I would be grateful if anyone knows of any books (not
journals as I don't have access to them) which discuss the above
Luke/Josephus question. At the moment I've unearthed three points
view: Luke has used War of the Jews, Luke has used both War and
Antiquities and Luke has used neither. So I'm getting nowhere fast.
I can see that a number of characters, phrases and events occur in
Luke which are also found in Wars/Ant but then he also makes
use of them. If Luke prided himself on being such a thorough
why did he not read his sources properly? Did he get them from
confused secondary sources? Am I asking stupid questions? Most
Any pointers on this issue would be most grateful.
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