Josephus

Josephus: The Life of Flavius Josephus

The Life of Flavius Josephus (Greek: Ἰωσήπου βίος Iosepou bios) is an autobiography by the historian Josephus, defending his role during the First Jewish-Roman War.

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Internet Archive: The Complete Works of Flavius Josephus, translated by William Whiston (1901). Multiple formats.

Loebulus. L186 - Josephus -- Josephus I: The Life. Against Apion. PDF of public domain Loeb edition in Greek and English.

PACE: Life of Josephus. Greek and English translation by William Whiston. HTML format.

Sacred Texts: The Works of Flavius Josephus, translated by William Whiston. HTML format.

Wikisource: The Life of Flavius Josephus: Translated by William Whiston. Online, downloadable as PDF/MOBI/EPUB.

Other Resources

Librivox: Minor Works of Josephus - public domain audiobook.

Wikipedia: The Life of Flavius Josephus.

The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Josephus: The Antiquities of the Jews, The Jewish War, Against Apion.

Tacitus: The Histories - Book V deals with the Jews and the Roman military campaign against them.

Ancient Greek resources: Learn to read Greek classics in the original.


Josephus: Against Apion

Against Apion (Greek: Φλαΐου Ἰωσήπου περὶ ἀρχαιότητος Ἰουδαίων λόγος α and Φλαΐου Ἰωσήπου περὶ ἀρχαιότητος ἀντιρρητικὸς λόγος β; Latin Contra Apionem or In Apionem) is the final work of the Jewish historian Josephus. Originally titled 'Concerning the Antiquity of the Jews', it is a powerful defence of Jewish culture against anti-Semitic critics such as the Alexandrian Greek scholar Apion. It's current title was bestowed by Jerome, who called Josephus 'the Jewish Livy'.

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Gutenberg: Against Apion. Multiple formats.

Internet Archive: The Complete Works of Flavius Josephus, translated by William Whiston (1737). Multiple formats.

Loebulus. L186 - Josephus -- Josephus I: The Life. Against Apion. PDF of public domain Loeb edition in Greek and English.

PACE: Against Apion. Greek and English translation by William Whiston. HTML format.

Perseus: Greek text (Weidmann, 1892). English text, translated by William Whiston (1895).

Sacred Texts: The Works of Flavius Josephus, translated by William Whiston. HTML format.

Wikisource: Against Apion: Translated by William Whiston. Online, downloadable via Bookcreator.

Other resources

Librivox: Minor Works of Josephus - public domain audiobook.

Wikipedia: Against Apion.

The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Josephus: The Antiquities of the Jews, The Jewish War, The Life of Flavius Josephus.

Tacitus: The Histories - includes hostile account of the Jewish Revolt that provides significant evidence of the attitude of the contemporary Roman ruling class.

Ancient Greek resources: Learn to read Greek classics in the original.


Josephus: The Antiquities of The Jews

The Antiquities of the Jews (Greek: Ἰουδαϊκὴ ἀρχαιολογία, Ioudaikē archaiologia; Latin: Antiquitates Judaicae) by Josephus is an account of Jewish history from the Biblical creation to the First Jewish-Roman War.

The work is an important source for the history of Judaism and for the historical background to the rise of early Christianity. The extant text contains two references to Jesus whose authenticity has been the subject of much debate.

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Gutenberg: Antiquities of the Jews. Multiple formats.

Internet Archive: The Complete Works of Flavius Josephus, translated by William Whiston (1737). Multiple formats.

Loebulus. L242 -  Josephus IV: Jewish Antiquities Books 1-4. PDF of public domain Loeb edition in Greek and English.

Loebulus. L281 - Josephus V: Jewish Antiquities Books 5-8. PDF of public domain Loeb edition in Greek and English.

Loebulus. L326 - Josephus VI: Jewish Antiquities Books 9-11. PDF of public domain Loeb edition in Greek and English.

Loebulus. L365 - Josephus VII: Jewish Antiquities Books 12-14. PDF of public domain Loeb edition in Greek and English.

PACE: The Judean Antiquities. Greek and English translation by William Whiston. HTML format.

Sacred Texts: The Works of Flavius Josephus, translated by William Whiston. HTML format.

Wikisource: The Antiquities of the Jews. Translated by William Whiston. Online, downloadable via Bookcreator.

Other Resources

Librivox: The Antiquities of the Jews - public domain audiobook.

Wikipedia: Antiquities of the Jews.

The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Josephus: The Jewish War, The Life of Flavius Josephus, Against Apion.

Tacitus: The Histories - Book V deals with the Jews and the Roman military campaign against them.

Ancient Greek resources: Learn to read Greek classics in the original.


Josephus: The Jewish War

The Jewish War (Greek: Φλαυίου Ἰωσήπου ἱστορία Ἰουδαϊκοῦ πολέμου πρὸς Ῥωμαίους βιβλία, Phlauiou Iōsēpou historia Ioudaikou polemou pros Rōmaious biblia), by Josephus is an account of the First Jewish-Roman War of 66-73 AD. Josephus had been the Jewish commander in Galilee before surrendering to Vespasian and defecting to the Roman side.

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Gutenberg: The Wars of the Jews; Or, The History of the Destruction of Jerusalem by Josephus. Multiple formats.

Internet Archive: The Complete Works of Flavius Josephus, translated by William Whiston (1737). Multiple formats.

Loebulus. L203 -Josephus II: The Jewish War Books 1-3. PDF of public domain Loeb edition in Greek and English.

Loebulus. L210 - Josephus III: The Jewish War Books 4-7. PDF of public domain Loeb edition in Greek and English.

PACE: The Jewish War. Greek and English translation by William Whiston. HTML format.

Perseus: Greek text, edited by B. Niese (1895). English text, translated by William Whiston, A.M. Auburn and John E. Beardsley (1895). HTML and XML formats.

Sacred Texts: The Works of Flavius Josephus, translated by William Whiston. HTML format.

Wikisource: The War of the Jews

Other resources

Internet Archive: Josephus, by Norman Bentwich (Jewish Publication Society of America, 1914).

Librivox: The Wars of the Jews - public domain audiobook.

The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Josephus: Antiquities of the Jews, The Life of Flavius Josephus, Against Apion.

Tacitus: The Histories - Book V deals with the Jews and the Roman military campaign against them.

Ancient Greek resources: Learn to read Greek classics in the original.