Funny that you should ask what Joe might think of the association between Josephus and Nerva. I spent a week with Joe back in February and that is when the epiphany occurred to me. We haven't spoken about it since, so I really don't know if he has thought about it any further. At the time he was concentrating on the parallels between the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus (as described in the Gospels) and those leading up to the fall of Jerusalem (as described by Josephus). I was able to encourage him in that study, especially in focusing the typology, and hopefully he'll be able to publish it soon. It will be a powerful treatise.
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