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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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Free Online  Texts

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.


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