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The Antiquities of the Jews

The Antiquities of the Jews by Flavius Josephus
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The Antiquities of the Jews by Flavius Josephus is a comprehensive and detailed account of the history and culture of the Jewish people. Josephus masterfully weaves together historical events and biblical stories to create a captivating narrative that highlights the rich and tumultuous history of the Jewish nation.

Readers will be impressed by the depth of research and meticulous attention to detail displayed in this work. Josephus provides valuable insights into the customs, beliefs, and practices of ancient Jewish society, making this book a valuable resource for scholars and students of ancient history.

One of the most noteworthy aspects of The Antiquities of the Jews is Josephus's ability to bring historical figures to life through vivid descriptions and compelling storytelling. From the patriarchs of Israel to the kings of Judah, each character is portrayed with nuance and complexity, allowing readers to develop a deeper understanding of their motives and actions.

Overall, The Antiquities of the Jews is a must-read for anyone interested in ancient history, particularly the history of the Jewish people. Josephus's impressive scholarship and engaging writing style make this book a valuable addition to any library.

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Antiquities of the Jews was a work published by the important Jewish historian Flavius Josephus about the year 93 or 94. It is a history of the Jewish people, written in Greek for Josephus' gentile patrons. Beginning with the creation of Adam and Eve, it follows the events of the historical books of the Hebrew Bible, but sometimes omits or adds information.

Volume 1 contains Books 1-5 and ends with the dedication of Samuel and death of Eli the priest.

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - February 16, 2014
Subject: Mispronunciations
Although most of the readings are clear and easy to listen to. There are many Mispronunciations in this, so many in that one can tell that the reader(s) have never had any religious instruction. Boaz is not pronounced Booze!

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