Talk:Antiquities of the Jews

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It is lamentable that the first point about the Antiquity of the Jews[1] that comes to mind to the contributor of this article – and indeed the only point, considering that the remainder of the article imparts no greater insights than a copy of some of the modern chapter headings – is the so-called Testimonium Flavianum. It is not merely a matter of NPOV. It is also that we have here literature and history of a people and an author from among their own that precedes Christianity; and any Christian contributor owes them and the work's author the respect to consider the work in the first instance from this perspective. Unless someone wants to claim that Josephus wrote 20 volumes in order to bury therein a remark about Jesus of Nazareth (and perhaps in a way that leaves subsequent Christian scribes sufficient scope to adapt it to reflect more closely their own beliefs). Portress 21:24, 15 July 2005 (UTC)

THe above is correct. The testimonium should be mentioned here. Although it is a fake, it is very notable, but it should be 10% of a much longer article. What this article neeed is: {{expand}} --Doc ask? 10:55, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

Talk is cheap. Pitch in, please! You're an editor, too! :) --NightMonkey 01:15, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

antiquities[edit]

i tend to think this article should be linked to from a disambiguation page for "antiquities" because i was reading about it in a few articles that did not link to "antiquities of the jews", but only referred to it as "antiquities", and when i searched for "antiquities" there was no disambiguation page to aid me in finding this one...but maybe disambiguation pages are only for different articles with the same name, and then a parenthetical modifier?

AJAXX ?[edit]

Can we translate this into something understandable:

(cf. AJAXX.267, the overlap mentioned therein occurred from 1.9.93 to 14.3.94).

I don't know what AJAXX means, maybe it means whale doodoo for all i know, and if the oddly formatted numbers are meant to be dates, then they should use standard non-ambiguous date formatting. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 70.20.190.160 (talk) 03:44, 15 May 2007 (UTC).