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The Wars of the Jews - a book by Josephus, Flavius

The Wars of the Jews

Or, the History of the Destruction of Jerusalem

The Wars of the Jews( )
Author: Josephus, Flavius
Translator: Whiston, William
ISBN:978-1-4922-6255-8
Publication Date:Nov 2013
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $13.60
Book Description:

The Wars of the Jews is a work Flavius Josephus, a first century Jewish historian and Roman citizen. This book recounts the terrifying destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. With history and context leading up from 164 BC, Josephus' chronicle is the primary account of the unforgettable clash between ancient Rome and Jerusalem. This edition is translated by the English scholar William Whiston. It is complete and unabridged.

Book Details
Pages:526
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.19 Inches
Book Weight:1.93 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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