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Lot #    17011
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 12:05:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Josephi des hochberuempten und fast nutzlichen
Author    Flavius Josephus
City    Strassburg
Publisher    Balthassar Beck
Publication Date    1544
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [14], cccxliiij, [20] (leaf 20 blank); [12], clxxxiij, [9] ff., 308:193 mm., wide margins, usual age staining. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Title: Josephi des hochberumpten vnd fast nutzlichen histori beschreibers. Zweyntzig bucher von den alten geschichten ... Siben bucher von dem Judischen Krieg ... Zwey bucher wider Appionem Grammaticum ... Von meisterschafft der vernunfft ... durch den hochgelerten D. Erasmum von Roterodam im Latein wider besichtigt ...

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
16th Century:    Checked
  
Location
France:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    German
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica