The Flavian Signature - Galilee - The Christ that preached the gospel (euaggelion)

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Moving onto the very next passage in the gospels and the next few events in the Jewish War:

Chronology
Going on, Vespasian camped between that city and Tarichea. All the rebel forces had gathered at Tarichea. Jesus and his party attacked the Romans who were building a wall around their camp, pulling to pieces what little they had built, but retreated to their own lines when they saw the infantry re-grouping. The Romans chased them to their ships on the lake. Ships were drawn into a phalanx, and the enemy was fought on land. A large crowd gathered in front of the city, so Vespasian sent his son with cavalry to disperse them. Titus requested more reinforcements still for there was an immense number of Jews. He address his troops with a lengthy speech, taking the lead and offering reassurance. Trajan joined the battle. Titus assaulted the enemy on horseback, trampling them. Many were killed, scattered and ran to the city. Titus pressed after the hindmost killing as he went. They were met by a serious revolt in the city, but the majority were outside. Encouraging his men with another speech he jumped on his horse and rode down to the lake and riding through the water was the first to enter the city, with the others following him. Some of Jesus' men fled to the fields; others ran down to the lake. There was a great slaughter in the city. Titus sent message to his father on the good news of what he had done. The next day he went down to the lake and gave orders for rafts to be fitted up, to pursue those who had escaped in the ships (JW 3.462-505).

The Christ that preached the gospel (euaggelion)
Location: ? / Sea of Galilee
Code:
[table][tr][td]Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, “You are the [color=blue][b][size=18]Son[/size][/b][/color] of [color=green][b][size=18]God!”[/size][/b][/color] But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew he was the [color=blue][b]Messiah[/b][/color].
But he said, “I must proclaim the [color=cyan][b][size=18]good news (Greek: “euaggelion”)[/size][/b][/color] of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was [color=olive][b][size=18]sent[/size][/b][/color].” [b](Luke 4:42-43 = Mark 1:35-39)[/b][/td][td]But [color=green][b][size=18]Vespasian[/size][/b][/color] hearing that a large crowd of them had gathered in the plain in front of the city, [color=olive][b][size=18]sent[/size][/b][/color] his [color=blue][b][size=18]son[/size][/b][/color], with six hundred chosen cavalry, to disperse them… [color=blue][b][size=18]Titus[/size][/b][/color] sent one of his cavalry to his [color=green][b][size=18]father[/size][/b][/color] with the [color=cyan][b][size=18]good news (Greek: “euaggelion”)[/size][/b][/color] of what he had done. [b](Jewish War 3, 10, 470, 503)[/b][/td][/tr][/table]
Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew he was the Messiah.
But he said, “I must proclaim the good news (Greek: “euaggelion”) of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.” (Luke 4:42-43 = Mark 1:35-39)
But Vespasian hearing that a large crowd of them had gathered in the plain in front of the city, sent his son, with six hundred chosen cavalry, to disperse them… Titus sent one of his cavalry to his father with the good news (Greek: “euaggelion”) of what he had done. (Jewish War 3, 10, 470, 503)
Verbatim: son, sent, “good news”
Concept: Jesus was sent by God, his father, to preach the good news; Titus was sent by his father Vespasian, and reported the good news (same word in Greek).
Typology: Vespasian was seen as a God and Titus was seen as the son of God. The Roman historians even reported that Vespasian became divine (divus), as part of the Imperial Cult beginning with Julius Caesar, after a stray dog brought Vespasian a human hand and an Ox offered itself for sacrifice. Vespasian also performed miracles:
“Vespasian” .. “spittle” .. “common people” .. “eye-balls” .. “accomplished what was required” (Tacitius, The Histories)
Jesus .. “spittle” .. “man” .. “eyes” .. “able to see” (John 6:6)

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