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Josephus is very important in understanding Eschatology (endtime) it is the story of the Jewish Roman war. He is a very famous historian who wrote about the war. This is an excerpt below taken from Wiki. This explains a little about him. If you would like to read his historical account of what happened translated for better understanding please go to the following website. Also note it's easier to just scroll to where it says "Preface" unless you want to read the table of contents. 
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Josephus

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Josephus
Josephus.jpg
The romanticized engraving of Flavius Josephus appearing in William Whiston's translation of his works
Born Yosef ben Matityahu
37 CE
JerusalemRoman Judea
Died c. 100 CE (aged c. 63)
Spouse(s) Captured Jewish woman
Alexandrian Jewish woman
Greek Jewish woman from Crete
Children Flavius Hyrcanus
Flavius Simonides Agrippa
Flavius Justus
Parent(s) Matthias
Jewish noblewoman

Titus Flavius Josephus (/ˈsfəs/;[1] GreekΦλάβιος Ἰώσηπος; 37 – c. 100),[2][page needed] born Yosef ben Matityahu (Hebrewיוסף הכהן בן מתתיהו‬, Yosef ben MatityahuGreekἸώσηπος Ματθίου παῖς),[3][4] was a first-century Romano-Jewish scholar, historianand hagiographer, who was born in Jerusalem—then part of Roman Judea—to a father of priestly descent and a mother who claimed royal ancestry.

He initially fought against the Romans during the First Jewish–Roman War as head of Jewish forces in Galilee, until surrendering in 67 CE to Roman forces led by Vespasian after the six-week siege of Jotapata. Josephus claimed the Jewish Messianic prophecies that initiated the First Roman-Jewish War made reference to Vespasian becoming Emperor of Rome. In response Vespasian decided to keep Josephus as a slave and interpreter. After Vespasian became Emperor in 69 CE, he granted Josephus his freedom, at which time Josephus assumed the emperor's family name of Flavius.[5]

Flavius Josephus fully defected to the Roman side and was granted Roman citizenship. He became an advisor and friend of Vespasian's son Titus, serving as his translator when Titus led the Siege of Jerusalem. Since the siege proved ineffective at stopping the Jewish revolt, the city's destruction and the looting and destruction of Herod's Temple (Second Temple) soon followed.

Josephus recorded Jewish history, with special emphasis on the first century CE and the First Jewish–Roman War, including the Siege of Masada. His most important works were The Jewish War (c. 75) and Antiquities of the Jews (c. 94).[6] The Jewish War recounts the Jewish revolt against Roman occupation (66–70). Antiquities of the Jews recounts the history of the world from a Jewish perspective for an ostensibly Roman audience. These works provide valuable insight into first century Judaism and the background of Early Christianity.[6] (

Website- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephus

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