Transl. H. St.J. Thackeray, Loeb Classical Library (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press, 1979), vol. 3, p. 265. Josephus goes on to note that me “signs of the zodiac” were excluded from the curtain’s astral imagery, presumably to avoid any implications of astrology. For a full discussion of Josephus’ description of the Temple veil, see André Pelletier, “La tradition synoptique du ‘voile déchiré à la lumière des réalites archéologiques,” Recherches de Science Religieuse 46 (1958), pp. 168ff.