Josephus Jewish Historian
The Jewish Historian Josephus, accepted Jesus as Messiah.
The Jewish Historian Josephus was born in Jerusalem in a.d.37. He was on the scene, and chronicled the cataclysmic events that coincided with the fall of the city. Though he never met Jesus, or any of his apostles, he was an eyewitness to the fulfillment of their prophecies of the destruction of the temple in a.d.70.. Near the end of his life, in A.D.93-94, he published Antiquities of the Jews. In that work, the Prophet stated that he had reached the conclusion that Jesus was the Messiah.
Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, if it is lawful to call him a man; for he was a doer of wonderful works, a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him both many of the Jews and many of the Gentiles. He was the Messiah. When Pilate, at the suggestion of the leaders in Jerusalem, had condemned him to be executed, those that loved him at the first did not forsake him; for he appeared to them alive again the third day; as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him. Paraphrase, Jos. Ant. B.18, 3:3, p. 379.
Josephus was a High Priest, a Prophet of God, a Commanding General of the Army, and the Governor of Galilee. He was the greatest Jewish historian ever to put pen to paper, and an eyewitness to the destruction of the temple and fall of Jerusalem. Those credentials make his declaration that Jesus was the Messiah both authoritative and definitive. His chronology of the destruction of the temple and fall of Jerusalem in AD70, is equally compelling. You can read a small portion of that history on the Discovery link.
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