The Works of Flavius Josephus: The History of the Destruction of Jerusalem, Including "Against Apion"

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Cosimo, Inc., 2006 M02 1 - 276 pages
Now when Titus, going his rounds along these ravines, saw them full of dead bodies, and observed the thick matter running from these clammy corpses, he groaned and spread out his hands to heaven, and called God to witness that this was not his doing.-from "The Jewish War"This first-century volume of Jewish history is still controversial today, two millennia later. Considered a traitor and informer by some, his writings possibly Roman propaganda, Josephus provides a suspect but still vital participant's perspective on the First Jewish-Roman War. Though he was captured by the Romans and later became a Roman citizen, casting this work in a questionable light, some Christian scholars look to this classic 18th-century translation as outside confirmation of the New Testament, making it must reading for anyone hoping to appreciate modern Christian apologetics.Also included here is Josephus' Against Apion, his defense of Judaism.Roman 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

BOOK
1
How Titus marched to Jerusalem and how he
7
Chap Ill How Faction again revived in Jerusalem and jet
13
Description of the Temple
23
Concerning the Tyrants Simon and John
30
How one of the Towers erected by the Romans fell
36
Chap VIII How the Romans look the second Wall twice and
41
Chap X How many of the People had a great inclination
52
Concerning a Stratagem that was devised by
92
The great Distress the Jews were In upon the Burn
103
What afterwards befell the Seditions when they
113
The Instructions Titus gave when he entered
120
How Titus exhibited all sorts of Shows at Csesarea
127
Concerning the Sabbatic Biver which Titus saw
136
Concerning the Calamities that befell Antiochns
148
How the People that were in the Fortress were pre
166

Titus determines to surround the City with a Wall
62
BOOK VI
72
How Titus gave Orders to demolish the Tower
82
Book I
175
Book II
218
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