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Overview An updated, full-color edition of Josephus, The Essential Writings-- translated and edited by Paul L. Maier. The Jewish Antiquities and The Jewish War of Josephus take on a brilliant new dimension in this revised edition of the award-winning translation and condensation.
Publishers Description An award-winning translation and condensation of The Jewish Antiquities and The Jewish War of Josephus. The historical events take on a brilliant new dimension in this revised edition now with photographs, charts, and maps.
Awards and Recognitions Josephus: The Essential Writings by Flavius Josephus & Paul L. Maier has received the following awards and recognitions -
Gold Medallion Book Awards - 1989 Winner - Classics category
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2000
Publisher Kregel Publications
ISBN 0825429641 ISBN13 9780825429644
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More About Flavius Josephus & Paul L. Maier
Josephus was born in 37 AD. He was one of the Jewish leaders at the time of the revolt of the Jews in the reign of Nero. His two most important works are The Jewish War and The Jewish Antiquities.
Reviews - What do customers think about Josephus-The Essential Writings?
thorough Feb 21, 2006
Instead of reading through alot of Old English interpretation and opinion, the facts here are presented straightforward, clear and easy to read for the average reader. The pictures help immensely as they transports you to the era. Still, the book is thorough and stuffed with facts, historical, personal and cultural. A great buy for anyone interested in this period.
A SUCCINCT SUMMARY OF JOSEPHUS Dec 28, 2004
For most people, such as myself, reading all of Josephus' Antiquities and The Jewish War is a daunting and time-consuming task. This book does a wonderful job of summarizing both of these important works in under 400 pages. It's easy reading and the footnotes and timelines added by Mr. Maier are helpful. If you want to learn about ancient Hebrews and Israelites as well as the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans(which Josephus witnessed)then this is your book without reading the complete and voluminous works of Josephus then here's your book.
I should note that the majority of Antiquities paraphrases what is already found in the Old Testament, which is common knowledge to scholars in this subject.
it looked a lot less intimidating than the others May 19, 2000
This was the first book on Josephus that I have read. The reason I selected this edition over other full length, unabridged versions is that it looked a lot less intimidating (I get shivers down my spine when I think that I am going to have to read through an encyclopedia length tome from cover to cover). My hunch was rewarded with a well organized version that is very easy to read and understand. It covers the essentials of "Jewish Antiquities" and "The Jewish War" in a way that allows you to read through it fairly quickly without having to ponder very long what you have read. The only difficulty I encountered was to keep straight in my mind the family relationships of the nobility in "The Jewish War". Although it is still a fairly long read, I recommend it to anyone who is just starting their studies on Josephus.