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Apion Josephus against Apion 45 AD - Bible
Introduction. The first century Judean historian Josephus wrote Against Apion to combat the antiJewish tract written by the Roman grammarian and Homeric commentator, Apion (of Egyptian origin). Apion had composed a treatise against the Jews in the midst of the crisis which arose in the capital of Egypt, Alexandria, in the
Onolatry: Did early Christians worship the head of an ass?
Josephus Treatise Against Apion. The widespread stories about Jewish ass worship seem to have caused him genuine puzzlement, and his counterargument was simply that they were ludicrous (2. ): it has been suggested that he failed to grasp the significance that the ass, as a symbol of Typhon, held for the Egyptians among whom
Antiquities of the Jews - Wikipedia
The background to Apions hatred of Jews and the polemic of Josephus was rooted in the enmity between Greeks and Jews in ancient Alexandria, especially after the Hellenistic Ptolemy dynasty lost