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From: Hovite <>
Subject: Re: Anna of Arimathea - who is HER husband?
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 11:31:26 -0700
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On Sep 12, 6:24 pm, Christopher Ingham
> No persons referred to above are mentioned in near-contemporary, non-
> biblical sources, except Jesus (Joseph._AJ_28.3).

"This note is either inauthentic or so extravagantly interpolated that
it can no longer be presented as credible evidence"

A. Schweitzer: "The Quest of the Historical Jesus", page 359.

He cited the the passage as "Antt. 18, 3, 3" so I'm not entirely sure
this is the same reference. Anyway, the paragraph he quoted is very
obviously a later insertion by a Christian.

Besides Josephus, the earliest sources are Tacitus, Suetonius, and
Pliny, all from about 100 AD. They are all somewhat hostile, and
therefore their comments are more likely to be genuine.

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