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Des fürtrefflichen jüdischen Geschicht-Schreibers Flavii Josephi, Tübingen 1735

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  • Lot Number 51290
  • Title (English) Des fürtrefflichen jüdischen Geschicht-Schreibers Flavii Josephi sämtliche Wercke
  • Title (Hebrew) Vol. 1-2
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  • City Tübingen
  • Publisher Johann Friedrich Cotta
  • Publication Date 1735
  • Estimated Price - Low 300
  • Estimated Price - High 600

  • Item # 1910535
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Two volumes, title in facsimile, [5], 3-28, 736, 212, 178, 12, 34 pp (mispaginated), 7 of [8] large and [4] small engraved plates; folio, 355:215 mm., light age and damp staining, edges of book 2 singed affecting text,, wide margins, bound in contemporary leather over boards, rubbed and split.

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Title: Des fürtrefflichen jüdischen Geschicht-Schreibers Flavii Josephi sämtliche Wercke [Selection of Works by the Praised Jewish Historian Josephus Flavius].

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.