Vossius had a manuscript of the text of Josephus in which there was not a word about Jesus

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Vossius had a manuscript of the text of Josephus in which there was not a word about Jesus

Post by Giuseppe » Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:00 am

Can someone have more info about Vossius?

«Moreover, in the sixteenth century Vossius had a manuscript of the text of Josephus in which there was not a word about Jesus.»

https://books.google.it/books?id=ODO2Dw ... .»&f=false
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Re: Vossius had a manuscript of the text of Josephus in which there was not a word about Jesus

Post by andrewcriddle » Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:51 am

Giuseppe wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:00 am
Can someone have more info about Vossius?

«Moreover, in the sixteenth century Vossius had a manuscript of the text of Josephus in which there was not a word about Jesus.»

https://books.google.it/books?id=ODO2Dw ... .»&f=false
The ultimate source seems to be De Septuaginta interpretibus p 162 It seems to claim that an ancient Latin version of the TF lacked the phrase if it is lawful to call him a man

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Re: Vossius had a manuscript of the text of Josephus in which there was not a word about Jesus

Post by rakovsky » Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:12 pm

Thanks for clearing that up. I had heard something like this claimed before and then saw some kind of debunking of it also, IIRC.
What you quoted is pretty good - it shows that the original claim apparently was that the TF lacked one phrase, not that it lacked all mention of Jesus.

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