Josephus has, it seems, been caught before by archaeologists and historians. His account of the defense of Masada, has been attacked by numerous respected gentlemen and ladies, as well as his accounts of the Hyksos, and probably in dozens of other cases, yet his name always comes up in informed discussions.
As stated, we might well try and believe in nothing that is reported to have been written by him and nothing that has been written about him? He now is basically an "enigma wrapped in an mystery", or the other way around, LOL.
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