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Offline pinkfloyd

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for those of us unfamiliar with Josephus
« on: September 27, 2020, 08:07:11 PM »
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I saw the rule that says Josephus references are to be considered "New Testament", unless the reference is Old Testament.  Well, I read Josephus many years ago, but even then, I wasn't clear on the history, geography, etc.  So, if there isn't a list of those Josephus cards that are to be considered Old testament references, I'll settle for a ruling on just one:  Antiochus Epiphanes 11/10 grey/black Evil Character.   I read the text of Josephus about the Jewish Warts, and I studied the image, but I could get no hint as to whether this character should be considered O.T. or N.T.    So, if there's a religious ancient history scholar among you, or just someone who knows te rules, which is it?

Edit--I googled Mr. Epiphanes, Antiochus IV, and learned he was king of the Seleucid Empire from 175 until his death in 164 BC.   That leads ne to believe he's O.T. (before Christ).  But preachers I've known for over 50 years have taught me some 500 years passed between Malachi and the beginning of the New Testament, assuming the prophetic OT books are in some chronological order, which I'm not so sure about.    So, I still could use a ruling.
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Re: for those of us unfamiliar with Josephus
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2020, 08:31:00 PM »
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This is the current rule:
Quote from: ORDIR>N.T.
Cards with a "N.T." identifier are N.T. cards, regardless of the reference on the card. Cards with a reference from one of the New Testament books are N.T. cards, unless they have an "O.T." identifier. Cards with a historical reference from Josephus are N.T. cards, unless they have an "O.T." identifier.

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Antiochus has the O.T. identifier (between the picture and the reference), so he is O.T.

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Re: for those of us unfamiliar with Josephus
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2020, 10:08:59 PM »
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Thanks Aggie--I see it now.  I was barely able to read Greek Syrian.  The game is great, but that white lettering wasn't the best idea they came up with  ;)