26 This looks forward chiefly to 1.60-68 (lack of contact between Judeans and Greeks), but the silence is given additional explanation in 1.6-27 (Greeks do not know about antiquity anyway) and in 1.213-14 (a case of hostility towards Judeans). Josephus thus partially concedes the charge of 1.2 (though not its implication of the Judeans’ historical insignificance). But, as the next clause shows, he will not concede it altogether. Although this double strategy is not without internal tension, it gives the impression of providing a more than adequate answer to the challenge.