I have a lot of questions about Nerva being Josephus and being son of Aristobulos III. Nerva has a definitive parentage out of Umbria and the Senate in Rome. Somehow this doesn't relate (in my mind) to the lineage of Aristobulos III and Salome. Was Aristobulos a Senator, too? Did he and Salome have yet another set of names? Did they send Josephus away at a very young age to be trained in another family? Did I miss something in the discussions? Also, Charles makes the statement regarding the lineage of Emperors resulting from Aristobulos. My question is what lineage? It seems to have stopped with Nerva (if he is, in fact, their son) when he adopted Trajan. Is Tamara in the picture somewhere? What about Herod Timothy?
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