Ancient History & Civilisation

The Complete Works of Flavius Josephus

The Complete Works of Flavius Josephus

Encounter the world and traditions that Jesus knew. Illuminate your understanding of the New Testament. In The Complete Works you will discover what the New Testament writers knew about Abraham, Moses, Samuel, David, and Solomon and examine an in-depth history of Herod and his infamous family.

Josephus left us the earliest independent accounts of the lives of Jesus, John the Baptist, and James the brother of Jesus. Much of what we know about the beliefs of the Sadducees and Pharisees comes from Josephus. Without Josephus, we would know very little about the Essenes, the ancient Jewish group most frequently associated with the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Features include:
"The War of the Jews"-an account of the Jewish revolt against Rome up to the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem"The Antiquities of the Jews"-a history of the Jews from Creation to the Roman occupation of Palestine"The Life of Flavius Josephus"-the autobiography of Josephus, who fought against Rome and later served the empire "Against Apion"-a defense of the origin of Judaism in the face of Greco-Roman slanders"Discourse to the Greeks Concerning Hades"-a text Whiston attributed to JosephusIndex of parallels between Josephus's "Antiquities" and the Old Testament including the Apocrypha

About Flavius Josephus
Josephus was a first-century Pharisee, soldier, informant to the Romans, and writer. He left behind the most extensive writings on ancient Jewish history still in existence.

Part One - War of the Jews

Preface to the War of the Jews

Book I. From the Taking of Jerusalem by Antiochus Epiphanes to the Death of Herod the Great

Book II. From the Death of Herod till Vespasian was sent to subdue the Jews by Nero

Book III. From Vespasian's coming to Subdue the Jews to the Taking of Gamala

Book IV. From the Siege of Gamala to the Coming of Titus to besiege Jerusalem

Book V. From the Coming of Titus to besiege Jerusalem to the Great Extremity to which the Jews were reduced

Book VI. From the Great Extremity to which the Jews were reduced to the taking of Jerusalem by Titus

Book VII. From the Taking of Jerusalem by Titus to the Sedition of the Jews at Cyrene

Part Two - Antiquities of the Jews

Preface to the Antiquities of the Jews

Book I. From Creation to the Death of Isaac

Book II. From the Death of Isaac to the Exodus out of Egypt

Book III. From the Exodus out of Ehypt to the Rejection of the Generation

Book IV. From the Rejection of that Generation to the Death of Moses

Book V. From the Death of Moses to the Death of Eli

Book VI. From the Death of Eli to the Death of Saul

Book VII. From the Death of Saul to the Death of David

Book VIII. From the Death of David to the Death of Ahab

Book IX. From the Death of Ahab to the Captivity of the Ten Tribes

Book X. From the Captivity of the Ten Tribes to the First Year of Cyrus

Book XI. From the First Year of Cyrus to the Death of Alexander the Great

Book XII. From the Death of Alexander the Great to the Death of Judas Maccabeus

Book XIII. From the Death of Judas Maccabeus to the Death of Queen Alexandra

Book XIV. From the Death of Queen Alexandra to the Death of Antigonus

Book XV. From the Death of Antigonus to the Finishing of the Temple by Herod

Book XVI. From the Finishing of the Temple by Herod to the Death of Alexander and Aristobulus

Book XVII. From the Death of Alexander and Aristobulus to the Banishment of Archelaus

Book XVIII. From the Banishment of Archelaus to the Departure of the Jews from Babylon

Book XIX. From the Departure of the Jews from Babylon to FAdus the Roman Procurator

Book XX. From Fadus the Procurator to Florus

The Life of Flavius Josephus - Autobiography

Josephus's Discourse to the Greeks concerning Hades