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On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 8:27 AM, R A Brown <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> The Latin forms of the OT and NT characters is 'Joseph' - and when they were
> still worried about such things, both vowels were long.
>
> 'Josephus' is the Latinized form adopted by Joseph son of Matthias (Yosef
> Ben Matityahu) when he was given Roman citizenship by Titus.

Ah!  I didn't know that.  Thanks!

> But Josephus, who always wrote in Greek, Hellenized his name as Ιώσηπος

Why π instead of φ?

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