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The Life of Flavius Josephus

By: Flavius Josephus
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Life of Flavius Josephus," authored by Flavius Josephus himself, is an autobiographical work that provides a unique window into the life of one of the most prominent Jewish historians and scholars of the 1st century CE. Josephus was a Jewish military the captain who eventually became a Roman citizen and historian. He was born in Jerusalem around 37 CE. In this autobiographical memoir, Josephus recounts his childhood, his involvement in the Jewish-Roman War, and his arrest by the Romans. He discusses his interactions with multiple Roman emperors, like as Vespasian and Titus, that led to his Roman citizenship and protection. In the works he wrote, Josephus discusses his efforts to preserve Jewish history and culture, most notably in his extensive volumes "The Jewish War" and "Antiquities of the Jews." These historical works continue to be significant resources for understanding Jewish history as well as the political and social dynamics of the Roman Empire during his reign. The autobiography gives readers an insight into the complicated interplay between Jewish identity and Roman citizenship in the first century CE. It also gives light on Josephus' function as a bridge builder between the Jewish and Roman worlds, a role that elicited both praise and distrust from his contemporaries.

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Flavius Josephus

Flavius Josephus was a Roman-Jewish historian and military officer who lived from around AD 37 to around 100. He was born in Jerusalem, then part of the Roman province of Judea, to a priestly father and a royal mother. He is best known for his novel The Jewish War. He initially fought against the Roman Empire as the general of the Jewish armies in Galilee during the First Jewish-Roman War, until surrendering in 67 AD to the Roman army led by military commander Vespasian following a six-week siege of Yodfat. According to Josephus, the Jewish messianic prophecies that sparked the First Jewish-Roman War mentioned Vespasian becoming Roman emperor. As a result, Vespasian opted to keep Josephus as a slave and interpreter. When Vespasian became Emperor in AD 69, he awarded Josephus his freedom, and he took the Emperor's surname of Flavius. Flavius Josephus surrendered completely to the Romans and was granted Roman citizenship. When Titus led the siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD, he became an advisor and companion of Vespasian's son Titus, working as his translator. After the siege failed to quell the Jewish insurrection, the city was pillaged, and Herod's Temple (the Second Temple) was looted and destroyed.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 56Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359321311
  • ISBN-13:9789359321318
  • Item Weight: 84g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 3.60mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : History / General