Appendix of the Testimonian Flavianum reconstructed

This is an appendix belonging to my multi part series on the historical Jesus, found here

Here is the textus receptus of Ant 18.3.3 as found in all Greek manuscripts of the Antiquities by Josephus:

And there is about this time Jesus,

Γίνεται δὲ κατὰ τοῦτον τὸν χρόνον Ἰησοῦς, 

a wise man, if indeed it is necessary to say that he is a man;

σοφὸς ἀνήρ, εἴγε ἄνδρα αὐτὸν λέγειν χρή

for he was a doer of miraculous works,

ἦν γὰρ παραδόξων ἔργων ποιητής, 

a teacher of men 

διδάσκαλος ἀνθρώπων 

who receive true things with pleasure,

τῶν ἡδονῇ τἀληθῆ δεχομένων, 

and many Jews, 

καὶ πολλοὺς μὲν Ἰουδαίους,

and also many of the Greek element, he led to himself; 

πολλοὺς δὲ καὶ τοῦ Ἑλληνικοῦ ἐπηγάγετο·

He was the Christ. 

ὁ Χριστὸς οὗτος ἦν·

And, when on the accusation of the first men among us 

καὶ αὐτὸν ἐνδείξει τῶν πρώτων ἀνδρῶν παρ᾿ ἡμῖν 

Pilate had condemned him to a cross, 

σταυρῷ ἐπιτετιμηκότος Πιλάτου

those who had first loved him did not cease; 

οὐκ ἐπαύσαντο οἱ τὸ πρῶτον ἀγαπήσαντες· 

For he appeared to them

ἐφάνη γὰρ αὐτοῖς 

on the third day

τρίτην ἔχων ἡμέραν 

Living again

πάλιν ζῶν,

the divine prophets having said both these things and myriads of other wonders 

τῶν θείων προφητῶν ταῦτά τε καὶ ἄλλα μυρία 

concerning him.

περὶ αὐτοῦ θαυμάσια εἰρηκότων

Still to this day the tribe of Christians, named from this man, has not been lacking.

εἰς ἔτι τε νῦν τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀπὸ τοῦδε ὠνομασμένον οὐκ ἐπέλιπε τὸ φῦλον.

Here is the model textus restitutus of Ant 18.3.3:

(For a detailed analysis of how I reconstructed the textus restitutus see this link here)

And there is about this time a certain man,

 Γίνεται δὲ κατὰ τοῦτον τὸν χρόνον ἀνήρ τις 

a sophist and agitator. 

ταραχτικός τε σοφιστής 

He was one who wrought surprising feats. 

ἦν γὰρ παραδόξων ἔργων ποιητής 

A teacher of men 

διδάσκαλος ἀνθρώπων 

who revered him with pleasure. 

τῶν σεβομένων αὐτὸν ἡδονῇ 

Many of the Judaens, 

καὶ πολλοὺς μὲν Ἰουδαίους, 

and also many of the Galilean element, he led to himself;

πολλοὺς δὲ καὶ τοῦ Γαλιλαίου ἐπηγάγετο 

he was believed to be a King: 

ἐνομίζετο βασιλεὺς εἶναι

[For he opposed paying the tax to Caesar.] 

[ἀντεῖπε γὰρ τὸ διδόναι κῆνσον Καίσαρι.]

And many souls were roused, thinking that thereby the tribe of Judaens could free themselves from the Romans. 

πολλαὶ δὲ ψυχαὶ συνεχύθησαν ὡς οὕτως τὸ τῶν Ἰουδαίων φῦλον ἐλευθερώσῃ ἑαυτό ἐκ τῶν Ῥωμαίων.

[He claimed the Temple would be destroyed and that not one stone would be standing on another and that it would be restored in three days.] 

[ὁ δ’ ἔφη ὅτι καταλυθῇ ὁ ναός τ’ οὐ μὴ ἀφεθῇ ὧδε λίθος ἐπὶ λίθον τ’ οἰκοδομήσῃ ἐν τρισὶν ἡμέραις] 

And, when on the accusation of the first men among us 

καὶ αὐτὸν ἐνδείξει τῶν πρώτων ἀνδρῶν παρ’ ἡμῖν 

Pilate condemned him to be crucified. 

σταυρῷ ἐπιτετιμηκότος Πιλάτου

Many of his followers, the Galileans and Judaens, were slain and thus checked for the moment. 

πολλοὶ τῶν αὐτὸν ἀγαπησάντων, τῶν Γαλιλαίων τε καὶ τῶν Ἰουδαίων, ἀπώλοντο. οὕτως δ’ αὐτίκα κατέσχοντο.

The (movement) again broke out with great abundance, when it was believed he appeared to them living again 

αὖθις ἐνεωτερίσθη εἰς ἀφθονίαν, πιστευσάντων ὅτι ἐφάνη αὐτοῖς πάλιν ζῶν

Those that followed him at first did not cease [worshipping]

οὐκ [ἂν] ἐπαύσαντο [σέβειν] οἱ τὸ πρῶτον ἀγαπήσαντες,

only Him, who is their leader in sedition.

εἰ μὴ καὶ τοῦτον, ὅσπερ ἐστὶν αὐτοῖ τῆς στάσεως ἀρχηγέτης

and this tribe has until now not disappeared.” 

εἰς νῦν ἀπὸ τοῦδε οὐκ ἐπέλιπε τὸ φῦλον τοῦτον

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