The Testimonium Flavianum in Syriac and Arabic

  title={The Testimonium Flavianum in Syriac and Arabic},
  author={A. Whealey},
  journal={New Testament Studies},
  pages={573 - 590}
  • A. Whealey
  • Published 10 September 2008
  • Philosophy
  • New Testament Studies
‘Agapius of Hierapolis’ and Michael the Syrian's versions of the Testimonium Flavianum, a passage about Jesus from Josephus' Jewish Antiquities, both derive from the Syriac translation of Eusebius of Caesarea's Historia Ecclesiastica. Michael's Testimonium is more authentic than Agapius' Testimonium, and it is more authentic than the textus receptus in reading that Jesus was ‘thought to be the Messiah’. Some features of Agapius' Testimonium previously considered to be more authentic than the… Expand
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