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Bidding Information
Lot #    22219
Auction End Date    12/23/2008 11:07:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Histoire des Juifs
Author    Flavius Josephus
City    Paris
Publisher    Pierre le Petit
Publication Date    1663
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Five volumes, 8 mo., 144:79 mm., wide margins, usual age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary full leather boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Flavius Josephus (b. 37/8 A.D.), a Jewish priest and Pharisee, was put in command of the Jewish resistance in Galilee at the time of revolt against Rome, but was captured at Jotapata; his life was spared when he predicted that Vespasian would become emperor. His works are an indispensable source on first century Jewish life and history: the Jewish Antiquities explaining to the Romans the history of the Jews from Creation to the revolt of A.D.66, the Jewish Wars explaining the history of the wars from the Maccabean revolt to 66 A.D. to the Mesopotamian Jews, and the Contra Apion defending Judaism against the misstatements of anti-Semitic writers from the third century B.C. to Apion.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
17th Century:    Checked
  
Location
France:    Checked
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    French
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica