DescriptionThe writings of Josephus - the first-century Jewish historian - are indispensable to a proper understanding of Jewish thought, background, and history up to and around the time of Christ.
October 01, 1987
6.36 X 1.8 X 9.56 inches | 2.63 pounds
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About the Author
Flavius Josphus (c. A.D. 37-100) was born to an aristocratic Jewish family, served as a priest, and later became the commander of Jewish forces in Galilee following the revolt against Rome that began A.D. 66. Captured by the Romans, Josephus spent his later life in Rome under the patronage of the Roman emperors where he composed his history of the Jewish people and his account of the Jewish war that led to the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in A.D. 70.
William Whiston (1662-1752), translator, was an English mathematician and historian who succeeded Isaac Newton as the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge.