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Unformatted text preview: Could be later addition by Christians Passages concerning John the Baptist and James the brother of Jesus that were reworked by the Christians Why werent preserved in Jewish tradition: Rabbis views revolutionaries as crazed fanatics who brought disaster on Israel Not sacred scripture or oral law Josephus motivated by political considerations, self-justification, and apologetic tendencies Tries to hide the fact that revolt was supported by Jewish aristocracy Apologetic for the Romans equally clear Vespasian and Titus are portrayed as perfect gentlemen who gave Jews opportunity to surrender Titus did his best to save the Temple and cried as it burned Are better informed about this revolt than any other native rebellion Revolt retained an importance far beyond the Jewish tradition because Jesus foresaw the destruction of the Temple...
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