The Works of Flavius Josephus: Antiquities of the Jews, Volume 2

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Cosimo, Inc., 2006 M04 1 - 452 pages
This Amon imitated the wicked conduct of his father during his youth, and had a conspiracy made against him by his own servants, and was slain in his own house, when he had lived twenty-four years and reigned two. But the multitude punished those that slew Amon, and buried him with his father, and gave the kingdom to his son Josiah, who was eight years old. -from "Book X, Chapter IV"Considered a traitor and informer by some, his writings possibly Roman propaganda, first-century scholar Josephus is a suspect but still voice in classical history. Containing Josephus's Antiquities of the Jews, Books VII-XIII, the volume covers Jewish history from the death of Saul to the death of Queen Alexandra, and remains a vital early source of Jewish tradition. Though he was captured by the Romans and later became a Roman citizen, casting this work in a questionable light, religious thinkers today still look to this classic 18th-century translation, making it must reading for anyone hoping to appreciate modern Judeo-Christian culture.OF INTEREST TO: readers of ancient history, religious scholarsRoman Jewish historian FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS (ca. 37-ca. 100) also wrote the twenty-one volume Antiquities of the Jews.British clergyman and mathematician WILLIAM WHISTON (1667-1752) is the author of the groundbreaking New Theory of the Earth (1696), as a result of which he was named successor to Sir Isaac Newton as Lucasian professor of mathematics at Cambridge.

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Contents

How Zarah King of die Ethiopians was beaten
126
How Benhadad King of Damascus and of Syria
139
Concerning Jehoshapliat the King of Jerusalem
145
Of Ahaziah the King of Israel and again of
153
Chap Ill How Joram and Jeboshaphat made an Expedition
156
How Jehu was anointed King of Israel and slew
169
How Athaliah reigned over Jerusalem for six Years
175
How Amaziah made an Expedition against
183

How Solomon removed the Ark to the Temple
88
How Solomon built himself a royal Palace very
94
How Solomon grew rich and fell madly in love
103
How upon the death of Solomon the People forsook
110
Chap X Of Behoboam and how God Punished him for
117
How Zachariah Shafiuro Merialx Iekuhiah
190
How Shataaneser took Samaria by Force
198
How Hezekiah was siek and likely to die and
206
Chap V How Josiah ought with Necho King of Egypt
214
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