Josephus: The Complete Works
- Publish Date: 2003-07-30
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Josephus
You want to go deeper, understand, and immerse yourself in the Jewish world, culture, and community of Jesus. Let Josephus: The Complete Works open your eyes. Flavius Josephusâfirst-century Pharisee, Jewish historian, Roman consultant, and writer, documented aspects of life during the time of Christ, giving us extensive writings on ancient Jewish history in existence. By studying Josephusâ works, readers gain a behind-the-scenes look at biblical figures including Abraham, Moses, John the Baptist, and James the brother of Jesus, plus insights into the Dead Sea Scrolls community, Sadducees and Pharisees, the War of the Jews, and beyond.
- The War of the Jewsâan account of the Jewish revolt against Rome up to the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem
- The Antiquities of the Jewsâa history of the Jews from Creation to the Roman occupation of Palestine
- The Life of Flavius Josephusâthe autobiography of Josephus, who fought against Rome and later served the empire
- Against Apionâa defense of the origin of Judaism in the face of Greco-Roman slanders
- Discourse to the Greeks Concerning Hadesâa text Whiston attributed to Josephus
- Index of parallels between Josephusâs Antiquities and the Old Testament including the Apocrypha
About Flavius Josephus
Josephus was a first-century Pharisee, soldier, informant to the Romans, and writer. He left behind the most extensive writings on ancient Jewish history still in existence.