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Lot #    28930
Auction End Date    1/25/2011 10:02:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    The whole works of Flavius Josephus
Author    [Map] Charles Clarke, trans
City    London
Publication Date    1794
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   722 p., [60?] leaves of plates, thick folio, 355:230 mm., good reading copy, tears affecting text, loose in contemporary boards.
          
Paragraph 1    Title: The whole works of Flavius Josephus ... / translated from the original Greek by Charles Clarke ... to which are added marginal references and historical, critical and explanatory notes by the Reverend Mr. Yorke of Oxford.
          
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
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
England:    Checked
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    English
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica