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  •  I am not holding up Josephus as a model (4+ / 0-)

    of an historian.  But the question was what was the earliest well dated mention of Jesus and was it a full century after him?  And Josephus does mention him, well under a century after his death.  There are a few ancient historians I would like to meet in the afterlife (should there be one) and ask "What WERE you thinking?"!

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