The New Complete Works of Josephus

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Kregel Academic, 1999 - History - 1144 pages
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No source, other than the Bible itself, provides more relevant information on the first century than the work of Flavius Josephus. This newly edited version updates the original 18th century language; includes commentary by the award winning author and historian, Dr. Paul L. Maier; features over forty photos of ancient sites and artifacts mentioned by Josephus; cross references numbers throughout to the Greek text of Josephus in the Loeb Classical Library; and offers revised indexes of subjects and Old Testament texts.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
7
THE LIFE OF FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS
17
JEWISH ANTIQUITIES
45
PREFACE
47
From the Creation to the Death of Isaac
49
From the Death of Isaac to the Exodus out of Egypt
80
From the Exodus out of Egypt to the Rejection of That Generation
111
From the Rejection of That Generation to the Death of Moses
139
THE JEWISH
660
PREFACE
667
From the Taking of Jerusalem by Antiochus Epiphanes to the Death of Herod the Great
670
From the Death of Herod Until Vespasian Was Sent to Subdue the Jews by Nero
728
From Vespasians Coming to Subdue the Jews to the Taking of Gamala
775
From the Siege of Gamala to the Coming of Titus to Besiege Jerusalem
804
From the Coming of Titus to Besiege Jerusalem to the Great Extremity to Which the Jews Were Reduced
843
From the Great Extremity to Which the Jews Were Reduced to the Taking of Jerusalem by Titus
881

From the Death of Moses to the Death of Eli
166
From the Death of Eli to the Death of Saul
195
From the Death of Saul to the Death of David
231
From the Death of David to the Death of Ahab
266
From the Death of Ahab to the Captivity of the Ten Tribes
308
From the Captivity of the Ten Tribes to the First Year of Cyrus
333
From the First Year of Cyrus to the Death of Alexander the Great
359
From the Death of Alexander the Great to the Death of Judas Maccabeus
387
From the Death of Judas Maccabeus to the Death of Queen Alexandra
417
From the Death of Queen Alexandra to the Death of Antigonus
454
From the Death of Antigonus to the Finishing of the Temple by Herod
492
From the Finishing of the Temple by Herod to the Death of Alexander and Aristobulus
525
From the Death of Alexander and Aristobulus to the Banishment of Archelaus
553
From the Banishment of Archelaus to the Departure from Babylon
585
From the Jews Departure out of Babylon to Fadus the Roman Procurator
614
From Fadus the Procurator to Florus
641
From the Taking of Jerusalem by Titus to the Sedition at Cyrene
909
AGAINST APION BOOK 1 937
960
AN EXTRACT OUT OF JOSEPHUSS DISCOURSE TO
983
Concerning Gods command to Abraham to offer up Isaac his son
998
Tacituss accounts of the origin of the Jewish nation and of
1005
Proving that the copy of the books of the Old Testament laid up
1019
Hades belongs to Josephus the Jewish historian and was by
1070
wherein the history of the family
1077
TABLE OF THE JEWISH WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
1087
A LIST OF ANCIENT TESTIMONIES AND RECORDS
1093
TEXTS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT PARALLEL TO JOSEPHUSS HISTORIES
1101
HARMONY OF THE NUMBERING SYSTEMS IN THE GREEK
1107
INDEX
1115
INDEX OF PHOTOGRAPHS ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAPS
1143
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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.

William Whiston (1662-1752), translator, was an English mathematician and historian who succeeded Isaac Newton as the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge.

Paul L. Maier is the former Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History (retired) at Western Michigan University and an award-winning author who expertise in first-century studies and extensive travels in the Middle East and Asia Minor provide historical authenticity and compelling drama to his writing. His other writings include the best-selling novel A Skeleton in God's Closet.

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