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Lot #    35310
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 2:14:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus
Title (Hebrew)    Vol. 1-2, 4-7
Author    [Map] William Whiston, Translator
City    New York
Publisher    David Huntington
Publication Date    1815
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   6 (of 7) volumes, 178:102 mm., light age staining, crisp edges, nice margins. V. 1 - frontispiece, v. 2 - foldout map of Jerusalem. A very good set bound in contemporary calf over boards, light rubbing on extremities.
          
Detailed
Description
   Title: The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus, the learned and authentic Jewish historian and celebrated warrior; with three dissertations...

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
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
History:    Checked
Other:    Map
  
Characteristic
Language:    English
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica