Definitions for "Josephus"
First century CE Jewish historian (38-.100 CE). He spent the early part of his life in Israel, even commanding Galilean troops in the First Jewish Revolt; upon capture by the Romans, he spent the rest of his life as an honored client of the Flavian dynasty in Rome and there penned his important histories, The Antiquities of the Jews and The Jewish War. Both of these works include descriptions of the Essenes ( Ant. 15.371-379; 18.18-22; War 2.119-161); see also Life 10.
Jewish historian under Vespasianus.
first century CE Jewish historian and a main source for the history of Petra