The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus, the Jewish Historian: Containing Twenty Books of the Jewish Antiquities, Seven Books of the Jewish War, and the Life of Josephus, Volume 4

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W. Borradaile, 1824

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Page 90 - The country also that lies over against this lake hath the same name of Gennesareth; its nature is wonderful as well as its beauty; its soil is so fruitful that all sorts of trees can grow upon it, and the inhabitants accordingly plant all sorts of trees there; for the temper of the air is so well mixed, that it agrees very well with those several sorts, particularly walnuts...
Page 350 - They then chose ten men by lot out of them, to slay all the rest ; every one of whom laid himself down by his wife and children on the ground, and threw his arms about them, and they offered their necks to the stroke of those who by lot executed that melancholy office...
Page 275 - ... shall I preserve thee in this war, this famine, and this sedition? As to the war with the Romans, if they preserve our lives, we must be slaves. This famine also will destroy us, even before that slavery comes upon us. Yet are these seditious rogues more terrible than both the other.
Page 197 - When you go through these [first] cloisters unto the second [court of the] temple, there was a partition made of stone all around, whose height was three cubits ; its construction was very elegant : upon it stood pillars, at equal distances from one another, declaring the law of purity, some in Greek and some in Roman letters, that ' no foreigner should go within that sanctuary...
Page 318 - It hath somewhat very peculiar in it ; for when it runs, its current is strong, and has plenty of water ; after which its springs fail for six days together, and leave its channel dry, as any one may see ; after which days it runs on the seventh day as it did before, and as though it had undergone no change at all : it hath also been observed to keep this order perpetually, and exactly : whence it is that they call it the Sabbatic river, * that name being taken from the sacred seventh day among the...
Page 275 - After which, those men went out trembling, being never so much affrighted at any thing as they were at this, and with some difficulty they left the rest of that meat to the mother. Upon which the whole city was full of this horrid action immediately ; and while...
Page 90 - ... also and olives grow near them which yet require an air that is more temperate. One may call this place the ambition of nature, where it forces those plants that are naturally enemies to one another to agree together ; it is a happy contention of the...
Page 286 - God did thereby open them the gate of happiness. But the men of learning understood it, that the security of their holy house was dissolved of its own accord, and that the gate was opened for the advantage of their enemies. So these publicly declared, that this signal foreshowed the desolation that was coming upon them.
Page 285 - Thus there was a star resembling a sword, which stood over the city, and a comet, that continued a whole year.f Thus also before the Jews...
Page 247 - I suppose, that had the Romans made any longer delay in coming against these villains, that the city would either have been swallowed up by the ground opening upon them, or been overflowed by water, or else been destroyed by such thunder as the country of Sodom* perished by, for it had brought forth a generation of men much more atheistical than were those that suffered such punishments; for by their madness it was that all the people came to be destroyed.

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