Lead: Drawn into a rebellion against Rome he thought unwinnable, the Jewish historian Josephus helped lead the revolt in A.D. 66, was captured and made ready to be taken to Rome for trial and certain death.

Intro.: "A Moment In Time" with Dan Roberts.

Content: Josephus came from a prominent clerical family and he followed in that tradition by becoming a priest. As the patriotic movement for Jewish independence reached fever pitch Josephus was swept along. He was installed as Governor and Defender of Galilee and when the Romans came into re-establish their control, Josephus was taken into custody.