Flavius Josephus, 37-117 A. D.

[Mentioned in Christian Healing, p. 3]

Josephus, soldier and historian, was born in the same year in which Saul of Tarsus became a Christian. According to Josephus' writings, which are the only source of biographical data regarding him, he came from a noble and priestly family and was given an excellent education.

At sixteen he attached himself to Banus, probably an Essene, and spent three years with him in the desert. At the end of this period he became a Pharisee. Almost at once he journeyed to Rome to procure the release of friends who had been sent there by Felix, the procurator of Judea. Through the intercession of Nero's wife, he secured their freedom.

Signs of the Times
June 23, 1956

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