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Josephus, soldier, statesman, historian, was once a Jew born at Jerusalem approximately 37 CE. a guy of excessive descent, he early turned discovered in Jewish legislation and Greek literature and used to be a Pharisee. After pleading in Rome the reason for a few Jewish monks he again to Jerusalem and in sixty six attempted to avoid riot opposed to Rome, handling for the Jews the affairs of Galilee. within the problems which he made his peace with Vespasian. current on the siege of Jerusalem via Titus, he obtained favours from those as emperors and from Domitian and assumed their relations identify Flavius. He died after 97.

As a old resource Josephus is helpful. His significant works are: History of the Jewish War, in seven books, from a hundred and seventy BCE to his personal time, first written in Aramaic yet translated via himself into the Greek we've; and Jewish Antiquities, in twenty books, from the construction of the area to sixty six CE. The Loeb Classical Library version of the works of Josephus additionally comprises the autobiographical Life and his treatise Against Apion.

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