The Wars of the Jews

by Flavius Josephus
Translator: William Whiston


The Jewish War or Judean War, also referred to in English as The Wars of the Jews, is a book written by Josephus, a Roman-Jewish historian of the 1st century. It has been described by Steve Mason as "perhaps the most influential non-biblical text of Western history".
Divided into seven books, it opens with a summary of Jewish history from the capture of Jerusalem by the Seleucid ruler Antiochus IV Epiphanes in 168 BC to the first stages of the First Jewish–Roman War (Book I and II). The next five books detail the unfolding of the war, under Roman generals Vespasian and Titus, to the death of the last Sicarii. This work, along with Josephus's other major work, Antiquities of the Jews, provides valuable background material for historians wishing to understand 1st-century AD Judaism and the early Christian period.
Excerpted from The Wars of the Jews on Wikipedia.

person AuthorFlavius Josephus
language CountryRoman Empire
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