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 Josephus' age for Herod of 25 in 47 B.C. (Ant. XIV,ix.2; the "15" a calculational or copyist error for "25) and of nearly 70 at death (Wars I.xxxiii.1), suggest that one was calculated from the other and that Josephus thought Herod died at age 69 in early 3 B.C.