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Sunday, February 26, 2017

GUEST POST: JOSEPHUS VS MUSLIM LIARS

JOSEPHUS VS. MUSLIM LIARS
a GUEST POST from Mr. Cohen

NOTE: The first four quotes shown below are from Flavius Josephus,
who was born in year 37 CE and was still alive in 81 CE.

In a previous blog post, I quoted Tacticus, the ancient Roman historian who said that the Temple of the Jews was in Jerusalem. 

My intention was to refute Muslim propagandists who falsely claim that there was never a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.

Now I present four quotes from Josephus, another ancient Roman historian who mentioned at least four times that the Temple of the Jews was in Jerusalem:
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 “At this point Crassus arrived to take over the governorship of Syria.
For the campaign against the Parthians he removed all the gold from the Sanctuary in Jerusalem…”

SOURCE: The Jewish War (chapter 1, page 51) by Flavius Josephus, translated by G.A. Williamson, 1984, published by Penguin Classics, ISBN:  0140444203 & 978-0140444209 
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“Gaius Caesar’s accession to power so completely turned his head that he wished to be thought of and addressed as a god, stripped his country of its noblest men, and proceeded to lay sacrilegious hands on Judea.  He ordered Petronius to march with an army to Jerusalem and erect his statues in the Temple: if the Jews refused them, he was to execute the objectors and enslave all the rest of the population.”

SOURCE: The Jewish War (chapter 7, pages 139 to 140) by Flavius Josephus, translated by G.A. Williamson, 1984, published by Penguin Classics, ISBN:  0140444203 & 978-0140444209 
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“…Cumanus, whose governorship was marked by  disturbances and further disaster to the Jews. 
The people had assembled in Jerusalem for the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and the Roman cohort stood on guard over the Temple colonnade, armed men always being on duty at the feasts to forestall any rioting by the vast crowds.”

SOURCE: The Jewish War (chapter 7, pages 143 to 144) by Flavius Josephus, translated by G.A. Williamson, 1984, published by Penguin Classics, ISBN:  0140444203 & 978-0140444209 
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 “… the Jerusalem magistrates, rushing out clad in sackcloth and with ashes poured on their heads, besought them to return and not to provoke the Romans to attack Jerusalem by reprisals on the Samaritans: they must spare their country and their Sanctuary, and their own wives and children…”

SOURCE: The Jewish War (chapter 7, page 145) by Flavius Josephus, translated by G.A. Williamson, 1984, published by Penguin Classics, ISBN:  0140444203 & 978-0140444209 
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Cornelius Tacticus, the famous Roman historian who lived
from year 56 CE (approximately) to year 120 CE said:

“Much of Judea is thickly studded with villages,
and the Jews have towns as well. 
Their capital is Jerusalem. 
Here stood their Temple with its boundless riches.”

MODERN SOURCE OF QUOTE:
The Western World (page 141) by Pearson Custom Publishing, 2009 CE

ORIGINAL SOURCE OF QUOTE:
The Histories by Tacitus, The Jews (Book 5), paragraph 8 of 13.
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CONCLUSION: The Bible and Tacticus and Josephus all say that the Jewish Temple was in Jerusalem. People who claim that there was never a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem are LIARS!

PS: Tacticus and Josephus made numerous mention of: Jews, Levites, Pharisees, Essenes, Idumaeans, Syrians, Sicarii, and Romans in the Holy Land, but they never mention the Palestinians, because there were no Palestinians in the times of Tacticus and Josephus.
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For more information about this subject, please go to:

Jerusalem in Greek and Roman Sources
by Rivkah Fishman-Duker
www.aish.com/h/9av/j/48966346.html
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OTHER BLOG POSTS BY MR. COHEN:

Quick Bible Quotes from Joshua and Jeremiah:
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/11/guest-post-joshua-chapter-23-verse-12.html
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/12/guest-post-jeremiah-chapter-17.html

Ancient Roman historians connected Jews with the Land of Israel and Jerusalem:
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/02/guest-post-josephus-vs-muslim-liars.html
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/05/guest-post-cornelius-tacticus.html

Rambam Rejected Childless Messiah:
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/08/rambam-rejected-childless-messiah-by-mr.html

Why Muslims Hate Jews:
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/12/guest-post-why-muslims-hate-jews.html
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/01/guest-post-moynihan-1982.html

Forgotten Muslim Oppression against Jews:
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/01/guest-post-forgotten-oppression.html

Seven Times Stronger
(a quick quote about American anti-Semitism during the Holocaust):
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/01/guest-post-seven-times-stronger.html

How a Reform Rabbi Become Orthodox (true story):
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/07/how-did-reform-rabbi-become-orthodox-jew.html

Greek NYC Jews and Syrian NYC Jews:
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/03/greek-jews-syrian-jews.html

How to Convict the New York Times:
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/11/guest-post-how-to-convict-new-york-times.html
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/11/guest-post-nyt-erases-israel-from-map.html
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/03/guest-postnyt-vs-israel.html

Why Pray for Tzahal-IDF:
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/04/guest-post-why-pray-for-idf.html

How to Pray for Tzahal-IDF:
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/09/how-to-pray-for-tzahal-idf.html

Why Israel’s 1967 Borders are Undefendable:
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/03/guest-post-why-1967-borders-are-suicide.html

2 comments:

Math Professor said...

Mr. Cohen is one of the most underrated contributors to Jewish blogs.

cohenshcohen said...

Israel is mentioned in the stela of Merneptah from the end of the 13th century BC…aside from biblical accounts attested by archaeology…there is good mention of both Jewish kingdoms of Judea and Israel and mention of Jewish kings…in Assyrian records...the Siloam tunnel inscriptions…taken from Jerusalem to Turkey…almost certainly indicate fresh water preparations to the Jewish capital of Judea..in anticipation of an attack by the warlike Assyrian army…the Babylonian capture of Jerusalem in 597 BC is an historical date…with the subsequent destruction of the Jerusalem temple in 586BC..then we have Persian records as per Cyrus…Roman accounts …Arch of Titus …and accounts in the Gospels…plus I am sure there are other records….S H Cohen