Flavius Josephus

Titus Flavius Josephus (/dʒoʊˈsiːfəs/; Greek: Φλάβιος Ἰώσηπος; 37 – c. 100), born Yosef ben Matityahu (Hebrew: יוסף בן מתתיהו, Yosef ben Matityahu; Greek: Ἰώσηπος Ματθίου παῖς), was a first-century Romano-Jewish historian who was born in Jerusalem—then part of Roman Judea—to a father of priestly descent and a mother who claimed royal ancestry. Continue reading

Publication of Book II of Contra Apionem

Greek writer Apion wrote the Book II of Contra Apionem (Against Apion) about anti-Semitic libel in 85 AD, Continue reading

Manetho Chronicled the First Anti-Semitic Libel

Egyptian priest historian Manetho wrote the first Anti-Semitic libel chronicle circa 300 BCE. Continue reading