Josephus: The Essential Writings

Artist: Flavius Josephus

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Barcode: 9780825429644

Release date: 01/01/1988

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An award-winning translation and condensation of Jewish Antiquities and The Jewish War. Includes black and white photos.

Review
A readable, user-friendly Josephus! (Christian Book Review 2004-06-03)

A very valuable source for all who are interested in biblical history. (Reformed Theological College, Australia 2004-06-03)

A welcome addition to the tools which provide understanding for both the OT, the inter-testamental period and the NT. (Calvary Baptist Theological Journal 2004-06-03)

An excellent, practical addition for any library. . . . Invaluable for anyone who is interested in the Bible or history. (Christian Standard 2004-06-03)

Delightfully terse and readable. (Librarian's World 2004-06-03)

Fascination, fun-to-read history. (Cornerstone 2004-06-03)

Maier has done something for ordinary Christian pastors and lay people. He's brought the earliest years of the church back to life. (Michael L. Sherer Metro Lutheran News 2004-06-03)

Seasoned students of Scripture as well as those just beginning to explore Bible background will find in this volume and excellent, appealing resource. (Moody Magazine 2004-06-03)

The book provides a fresh view of Old and New Testament times and reads as easily as a novel. (Westerner 2004-06-03)

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.

Paul L. Maier is the Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University. In 1984 he was named "Professor of the Year" as one of America's twenty-five finest educators. His other works include the award-winning Josephus: The Essential Works, Eusebius: The Church History; In the Fullness of Time; Pontius Pilate; and The Flames of Rome.