[ joh-see-fuhs ]

  1. Fla·vi·us [fley-vee-uhs], /ˈfleɪ vi əs/, Joseph ben Matthias, a.d. 37?–c100, Jewish historian and general.

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How to use Josephus in a sentence

  • The family from which I, Flavius Josephus, am derived is not an ignoble one, but hath descended all along from the priests.

  • We must therefore refer solely to him, without even seeking to reconcile him with Flavius Josephus, or with any other historian.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 8 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
  • Mr Isaac Josephus put on his hat and walked away to his death with the motions of a mechanical doll.

    The Mummy and Miss Nitocris | George Griffith

British Dictionary definitions for Josephus


/ (dʒəʊˈsiːfəs) /

  1. Flavius (ˈfleɪvɪəs). real name Joseph ben Matthias. ?37–?100 ad, Jewish historian and general; author of History of the Jewish War and Antiquities of the Jews

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