F.F. Bruce

Chapter 10 - The Evidence of Early Gentile Writers

So much, then, for the information we can gather from early Jewish writings; we turn now to the Gentiles. The first Gentile writer who concerns us seems to be one called Thallus, who about AD 52 wrote a work tracing the history of Greece and its relations with Asia from the Trojan War to his own day. He has been identified with a Samaritan of that name, who is mentioned by Josephus (Ant. xviii. 6. 4) as being a freedman of the Emperor Tiberius. Now Julius Africanus, a Christian writer on...
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