The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus: Containing three books of the Jewish war. &c. &c

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W. Borradaile, 1824

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Page 104 - A voice from the east, a voice from the west, a voice from the four winds, a voice against Jerusalem and the holy house, a voice against the bridegrooms and the brides, and a voice against this whole people...
Page 19 - The city was built upon two hills, which are opposite to one another, and have a valley to divide them asunder ; at which valley the corresponding rows of houses on both hills end. Of these hills, that which contains the upper city is much higher, and in length more direct. Accordingly, it was called the
Page 118 - Jerusalem], but not belonging to the city itself; for they were come up from all the country to the feast of unleavened bread, and were on a sudden shut up by an army, which at the very first occasioned so great a straitness among them that there came a pestilential destruction upon them, and soon afterward such a famine as destroyed them more suddenly.
Page 62 - Nor was there any lamentation made under these calamitiess nor were heard any mournful complaints ; but the famine confounded all natural passions : for those who were just going to die looked upon those that were gone to their rest before them with dry eyes and open mouths.
Page 159 - This it is that our laws command us to do; this it is that our wives and children crave at our hands ; nay, God himself hath brought this necessity upon us; while the Romans desire the contrary, and are afraid lest any of us should die before we are taken. Let us, therefore, make haste, and, instead of affording them so much pleasure as they hope for in getting us under their power, let us leave them an example which shall at once cause their astonishment at our death, and their admiration of our...
Page 103 - Now those that kept watch in the temple came hereupon running to the captain of the temple, and told him of it, who then came up thither, and not without great difficulty was able to shut the gate again. This also appeared to the vulgar to be a very happy prodigy, as if God did thereby open them the gate of happiness.
Page 66 - Attic [drams,] as was sold before for twenty-five. But when this contrivance was discovered in one instance, the fame of it filled their several camps, that the deserters came to them full of gold. So the multitude of the Arabians, with the Syrians, cut up those that came as supplicants, and searched their bellies. Nor does it seem to me, that any misery befell the Jews, that was more terrible than this, since in one night's time about two thousand of these deserters were thus dissected.
Page 19 - Now, of these three walls, the old one was hard to be taken, both by reason of the valleys, and of that hill on which it was built, and which was above them. But besides that great advantage, as to the place where they were situated, it was also built very strong; because David and Solomon, and the following kings, were very zealous about this work.
Page 236 - Moses's settlement,] have a reference to piety towards God ; for he hath left none of these in suspense or undetermined. For there are two ways of coming at any sort of learning, and a moral conduct of life; the one is by instruction in words, the other by practical exercises. Now, other lawgivers have separated these two ways in their opinions, and choosing one of those ways of instruction, or that which best pleased every one of them, neglected the other. Thus did the Lacedemonians and the...
Page 180 - Beon, for forty-four years; after him reigned another, called Apachnas, thirty-six years and seven months ; after him Apophis reigned sixty-one years, and then Janias fifty years and one month ; after all these reigned Assis forty-nine years and two months. And these six were the first rulers among them, who were all along making war with the Egyptians, and were very desirous gradually to destroy them to the very roots.

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