Josephus, the Jewish war ; newly translated with extensive commentary and archaeological background illustrations /

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Other Authors: Cornfeld, Gaalyahu, 1902-
Josephus, Flavius.

Mazar, Benjamin, 1906-

Maier, Paul L.
Format: Book
Published:Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan Pub. House, c1982.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgments
  • Methodology of this book
  • Bk. I: Josephus' preamble, and outline of the whole work
  • The Hasmonean revolt and war of liberation
  • The heyday of the Hasmoneans
  • The struggle between Antigonus and Herod
  • Herod, king of the Jews
  • Herod, builds Caesarea
  • Herod's domestic tragedy
  • Bk. II
  • The rise and fall of Archalaus
  • Judea becomes a Roman province; description of the Jewish sects
  • The procurators
  • The civil war of AD 66
  • Bk. III
  • The wards in Galilee
  • The Roman army
  • The epic of Jotapata
  • Josephus' escape
  • Vespasian's conquering advance
  • Bk. IV
  • The rest of Galilee and Transjordan captured - Developments in Jerusalem
  • Bk. V
  • The siege of Jerusalem
  • preliminaries
  • Description of Jerusalem
  • Descriptioin of the Temple
  • Two walls captured
  • The horrors of the siege
  • Bk. VI
  • Capture and destruction of Antonia and siege of her Temple
  • The battle over the Temple mount
  • Destruction of the Temple
  • Bk. VII
  • The sequel of the war
  • Last resistance subdued, harsh fiscal measures
  • The siege of Masada
  • Tragic drama at Masada 00 Rebellions in Egypt and Cyrene
  • Appendix
  • The Testimonium Flavianurn.