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

As a historic resource Josephus is necessary. 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 variation of the works of Josephus additionally contains the autobiographical Life and his treatise Against Apion.

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