THE ISLAND OF THE JOSIPPON
In the island of Lipari Hasdai ibn Shaprut, who was court advisor in Cordoba in the mid 10th century, wrote the book Josippon. It describes the vicissitudes of various Jewish communities in the Italian peninsula and the adventures of Mar Samuel. For the Diaspora this book was the main historical source regarding the Second Temple. Based on Arab and Byzantine sources, the book was later printed in large numbers.