I am sorry. I didnt know you were a Jew. He was a Jewish historian. Are you Orthodox, Reformed, or others. Not quite as many as Prots.<quoted text>
ďNow some of the Jews thought that the destruction of Herod's army came from God, and was a very just punishment for what he did against John called the baptist [the dipper]. For Herod had him killed, although he was a good man and had urged the Jews to exert themselves to virtue, both as to justice toward one another and reverence towards God, and having done so join together in washing. For immersion in water, it was clear to him, could NOT be used for the forgiveness of sins, but as a sanctification of the body, and ONLY if the soul was ALREADY thoroughly purified by right actions.Ē-Antiquities of the Jews 18.5.2 116-119 (emphasis added)
The Church uses him a lot to prove that it was the only 1 that existed.