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Wars of the Jews or Jewish War or the History of the Destruction of Jerusalem
Complete interlinked edition. Navigate easily to any book from Table of Contents or search for the words or phrases. Includes contemporary maps, timelines, family trees, coinage, and units of measure, as well as modern view of history and analysis of Josephus works. Josephus fought the Romans in the First Jewish-Roman War as a Jewish military leader in Galilee. After the t...more
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With the loot from the Temple destruction and the sale of thousands of prisoners into slavery, Vespasian financed The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. Vespasian did not live to see the completion of his Colosseum. His son Titus, who defeated the Jews, inaugurated it ten ...more
Écrit à la fin des années 70 du Ier siècle de notre ère, la « guerre des Juifs » relate la destruction de l’insurrection de la Palestine par Vespasien et son fils Titus. L'alliance entre les Juifs et les romains était pourtant ancienne: elle datait, du IIème siècle avant JC, à cette époque où Rome mettait en place une politique de déstabilisation du royaume Séleucide, pour aider son traditionnel allié Lagide, en soutenant les révoltes des indépendantistes locaux.
C'était la marque de la politiqu ...more
I started reading this book because it was referenced in two others I have been reading; one on the copper scroll of Qumran--a list of treasures that may have been saved from the temple-- and another on the treasure that Ti ...more
This is one of those books that has been sitting on my ‘to be read’ shelf for a long time. Guilt finally took over, and I started it. It is not an easy book to read; in fact, I don’t think that anyone could read it straight through and make any sense about it. As a history of Jews and Romans, it tends to skip about quite a bit; the author does not use a strict chronological method to do his reporting. I found that there were usually several battles ...more
It deserves 9 stars.
History with a personal touch
This is not a rigorous academic history in the modern sense. It is part collected stories, part personal experiences and part philosophy. What makes this interesting is that it is written by a man who actually participated in some of the events he is writing about.
Unlike a modern history there are no dates. Everything is referenced by who was the ruler at the time. This can lead to confusion because within a royal family the names get rec ...more
Josephus, who was born in 37 A.D. in what was then Roman Judea, was in his late twenties and early thirties when the events of the Roman-Jewish War unfolded; he wrote his history of the war around 75 ...more
Spoiler alert: sooooooo many crucifixions
في الكتاب يصف القدس والحياة فيها "بدقة"-كما يدّعون-ويروي أحداث تفرد بها ولم يروها غيره كحصار اليهود في هضبة متسادا في صحراء النقب(هناك من اليهود من يشكك في رواياته كشلومو زند مؤلف كتاب كيف ومتى اخترعت أرض إسرائيل؟).
يروي تاريخ الثورة اليهودية على ا ...more
He initially fought against the Romans during the First Jewish–Roman War as the h ...more
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