14 The documentary sources for Judean history are a pivotal point in the discussion of historiography in 1.6-59 (especially 1.37-41), and Josephus frequently identifies the basis of his history as “the sacred writings” (1.54, 127; cf. Ant. 1.17; 2.347; 3.81, etc.). In fact, the reliance on these sources is both Josephus’ boast ( Apion 1.37-41) and, to a non-Judean, his greatest vulnerability. While he will cite many other sources in this work, their truth is, ultimately, judged by their agreement with the Judean scriptures (1.91-92, 154, 279-86, etc.); it is his unwillingness to sift, sort, and critically evaluate all his sources that makes Josephus’ historiography discordant with the Greek tradition (see at 1.37).