Gospel of Josephus

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The Gospel of Josephus was a modern pseudepigraph created by Luigi Moccia to raise publicity for a novel Moccia had written.[1][2] The manuscript was written by Moccia in Greek, but was proven to be a hoax based on the modernity of the language and the form of the manuscript (loose sheets written on one side only).[1][3] The Gospel is attributed to Flavius Josephus, a Jewish historian of the first century CE. The gospel was created in 1927.

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  1. ^ a b Ryan, Donald P. (2000). The Complete Idiot's Guide to Biblical Mysteries. Penguin. p. 227. ISBN 9780028638317. 
  2. ^ Metzger, Bruce Manning. The Oxford Companion to the Bible. p. 41. ISBN 9780195046458.  |first2= missing |last2= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ Goodspeed, Edgar J. New Chapters in New Testament Study. Literary Licensing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-258-03291-3. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  (search in the on-line text for "Gospel of Josephus")