Josephus Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Joseph:
Derived from the Hebrew yōsēf (may he add, God shall add). The name is borne in the Bible by a favorite son of Jacob and Rachel (GEN. 30), by the husband of the Virgin Mary and foster father of Jesus (MATT. 1), and by Joseph of Arimathea, a rich Jew and secret follower of Jesus, who helped take Jesus' body from the cross to prepare it for burial, and supposedly took the Holy Grail to England (JOHN 19).
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Latinized form of Joseph.
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Josephus, Jewish general, first-century Jewish historian and writer who led the revolt of the Jews against the Romans and then wrote a history of those events.
Josephus Daniels, U.S. Secretary of the Navy during WWI.
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Josephus of Arimathea an early keeper of the Holy Grail in some versions of the Arthurian legend.