Iosêphus, The sonne of Mattathias, a priest of Ierusalem, wrote in Greeke the battaile of the Iewes, and destruction of the Citie by Vespasian and Titus, whereat hee himselfe was present, He wrate also of the antiquitie of the Iewes. He was among the Romaines had in suche reuerence and honour, that his Image was set vp in the citie. He had the spirite of prophecie, and being prisoner, tolde vnto Vespasian, that he should be Emperour of Rome. Also in hts bouke of antiquities, he writeth in this wise: At this time was Iesus a wise man, if it be lawfull to call him a man, he wasa doer of woonderfull workes, and a teacher of those men, which willingly do heare things that be true: hee ioyned vnto him many Iewes and also Gentiles: this man was Christ. When Pilate by the ennie of the chiefe men of our nation, had iudged him to be put on the crosse, hee forsooke not them, whome from the beginning he loned, but appeared to them the thirde day, eftsones alyue, according as the Prophets by diuine inspiration spake before of him & that innumerable myracles shold be done by him. Hitherto wroe Iosephus, whereby appeareth his excellent wisedome, and speciall grace which he had receined: and it repugneth not much, % in his heart he embraced % faith of Christ. He was after the incarnation of Christ 76. yeares.