Tag: Josephus

Roman Emperor Nerva’s Reform of the Jewish Tax

06/18 | Roman Emperor Nerva’s reform of the Jewish Tax had a significant effect on Jews and Christians of the first century C.E.   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice.

The Masada Siege

06/13 | What do we know about the Roman siege of Masada? We must consider both the account given by Josephus and the surviving archaeological evidence in order to reconstruct what happened.   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.

Machaerus: Beyond the Beheading of John the Baptist

05/06 | Machaerus is the infamous setting of the beheading of John the Baptist. The historian Josephus corroborates a story from the Gospels in which John the Baptist condemned Herod Antipas’s marriage   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.


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