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- Print Length: 1680 pages
- Publisher: Bybliotech.org; 1 edition (September 10, 2012)
- Publication Date: September 10, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009B1DGU0
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The Josephus Anthology: Against Apion, On Hades, The Antiquities of the Jews, The Wars of the Jews, The Life of Flavius Josephus (Texts From Ancient Rome Book 4) Kindle Edition
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I'd previously downloaded some of the free Kindle offerings of Josephus, such as "The Life of Flavius Josephus", but it's so much more convenient to have all of his works in one book. Gets my stamp of approval.
We are very fortunate to have this series where we can purchase these books, which would have cost us much money a short time ago, for an inexpensive price, in this case only $1.99. At this price, it pays to buy the books though the internet rather than getting them from the library. It cost more to travel to and from the library and what is borrowed from a library must be returned. In contrast, we are able to keep these books and look at them whenever we choose.
This book contains the writings of the Jewish general Josephus who was captured by the Romans when they destroyed Israel and its temple in 70 CE. Josephus joined his captors and returned to Rome with them. He was friendly with the Roman rulers. He discovered that many Romans knew nothing about Jewish history and religion and decided to write books about these matters. He wrote a history of the Jewish people and a history of the war against Rome. He also wrote other books such as a book “Against Apion” in which he defended Judaism against the mockery of Apion. These books are included in this inexpensive collection.
The collection, as I wrote is excellent, however, and this is no fault of the collection, people need to read Josephus’s writings critically. Because one of his goals was to show that Judaism and Jews are not as bad as some Romans thought, some of “facts’ are not true or are overstatements. This is not only true of Josephus but of all writers, for all people have prejudices.Read more ›
It is very exciting to come across such a well written translation of a true contemporary of Jesus Christ. He saw a lot in his lifetime and we are lucky enough that he wrote about it for the ages. And luckier still that this accessible and completely unabridged translation exists.
Historians will get much from this incredible resource. Truly an amazing body of work.
I would have given it 5 stars but I wished there had been more details of his life. Saying that, it is a down-right good read.