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The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus, Vol. 1-2, Boston 1849

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  • Lot Number 51165
  • Title (English) The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus
  • Title (Hebrew) Vol. 1-2
  • Note Maps and Illustrations
  • Author William Whiston, Translator
  • City Boston
  • Publisher Samuel Walker
  • Publication Date 1849
  • Estimated Price - Low 300
  • Estimated Price - High 600

  • Item # 1885539
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Two volumes, folio, 297:255 mm., light age and damp staining, crisp edges, wide margins, ex-libris stamps. A very good set bound in recent cloth over boards.

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Title: The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus, the learned and authentic Jewish historian and celebrated warrior; with three dissertations...

Flavius Josephus (b. 37/8 A.D.), a Jewish priest and Pharisee, was put in command of the Jewish resistance in Galilee at the time of revolt against Rome, but was captured at Jotapata; his life was spared when he predicted that Vespasian would become emperor. His works are an indispensable source on first century Jewish life and history: the Jewish Antiquities explaining to the Romans the history of the Jews from Creation to the revolt of A.D.66, the Jewish Wars explaining the history of the wars from the Maccabean revolt to 66 A.D. to the Mesopotamian Jews, and the Contra Apion defending Judaism against the misstatements of anti-Semitic writers from the third century B.C. to Apion.