- Jan 2017
- Republika Srpska
I was reading Josephus' Antiquties of the Jews and in the eighth book he mentions that historians Menander and Dius translated Tyrian archives from Phoenician to Greek and Josephus then goes to quote these translations and they mention Solomon, king of Jerusalem. Now, as far as I know, these Tyrian sources are the only possible non-Biblical source that may date from the time of Solomon and that mention Solomon by name. However, after googling for a bit, I found that these historians Menander and Dius are only mentioned by Josephus. So, was Josephus really quoting some lost works and do these translations provide proof of Solomon's existence?