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5.2.11 - Berosus

“Berosus was a Chaldean Priest of Belus residing at Babylon who lived at the time of Alexander the Great (B.C. 356-323). About 268 B.C., he wrote a history of Babylonia in Greek, beginning from Creation unto his own time. Preserved in quotes within the works of Apollodorus (B.C. 144), Polyhistor (B.C. 88), Abydenus (B.C. 60), Josephus (A.D. 37-103), and Eusebius (Ad 265-340), only fragments of this work remain. Berosus says he obtained the materials for his history from the archives of the temple of Belus.”1

Notes

1 Floyd Nolen Jones, Chronology of the Old Testament: A Return to Basics, 4th ed. (The Woodlands, TX: KingsWord Press, 1993, 1999), 199.


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