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Title:
Jewish antiquities
Author:
Josephus, Flavius.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Works. English & Greek. 1998
Publication Information:
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 1998-
Physical Description:
volumes : illustrations ; 17 cm.
General Note:
Greek and English.

"Bound in nine volumes beginning 1998. ... Book IV first published 1930." - Verso t.p.
Language:
English
Contents:
v.2 Books IV-VI / with and English translation by H. St. J. Thackeray and Ralph Marcus. - v.6 Books XIV-XV / with and English translation by Ralph Marcus; completed and edited by Allen Wikgren.
ISBN:
9780674995390

9780674995383
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The major works of Josephus (c. 37 after 97 CE) are History of the Jewish War, from 170 BCE to his own time, and Jewish Antiquities, from creation to 66 CE. Also by him are an autobiographical Life and a treatise Against Apion.


Author Notes

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.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Preface
The Jewish Antiquities
Book IV
Book V
Book VI
Appendix
Ancient Table of Contents

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