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Antiquities History of King Herod the Great - a book by Josephus, Flavius

Antiquities History of King Herod the Great

Antiquities History of King Herod the Great( )
Author: Josephus, Flavius
Translator: Whiston, William
Editor: Miller, Thomas
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $6.99
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This History of King Herod the Great begins with Antipater of Idumaea, the father of Herod, and Antipater's political relationship with Hyrcanus (II) Maccabaeus, High Priest and King of Judaea, circa 67 B.C., and this History of King Herod the Great ends in 4 B.C., at the death of King Herod. This history is abridged from Books XIV-XVII of The Antiquities of the Jews, which unabridged contains XX Books, written by Flavius Josephus, the Jewish author and historian who lived in the first...
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Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.4 Inches
Book Weight:0.71 Pounds
Author Biography
Josephus, Flavius (Author)
A member of a wealthy priestly family in Judea, Josephus was a Pharisee originally named Joseph ben Matthias. An active supporter of anti-Roman activity, he became governor of Galilee, a post he held with honor and valor until Galilee was taken by the Romans in a.d. 67. He won the favor of the Roman general Vespasian, whose name---Flavius---he took as his own and through whose patronage he later became a Roman citizen. Although often criticized for becoming a supporter of Rome, in his work Against Apion he passionately defends Jewish religion and culture.

Josephus wrote both in Greek and in Hebrew. His writings are neither remarkably fine representatives of classical culture nor the product of deep learning in Jewish literature and history. They do, however, tell the reader a great deal not known from other sources. The Jewish War (75--79), based to a great extent on what Josephus himself saw, heard, and experienced, describes the tragic events of the Jewish revolt against Rome. Antiquities of the Jews (93) covers the history of the Jews from creation to the war with Rome, with special attention given to the Maccabees and the dynasty of Herod.


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