The Wars of the Jews; Or, The History of the Destruction of Jerusalem
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The Wars of the Jews; Or, The History of the Destruction of Jerusalem

By Flavius Josephus
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The Jewish War or Judean War (in full Flavius Josephus's Books of the History of the Jewish War against the Romans, Greek: Φλαυίου Ἰωσήπου ἱστορία Ἰουδαϊκοῦ πολέμου πρὸς Ῥωμαίους βιβλία, Phlauiou Iōsēpou historia Ioudaikou polemou pros Rōmaious biblia), also referred to in English as The Wars of the Jews, is a book written by Josephus, a Roman-Jewish historian of the 1st century.
Divided into seven books, it opens with a summary of Jewish history from the capture of Jerusalem by the Seleucid ruler Antiochus IV Epiphanes in 164 BC to the first stages of the First Jewish–Roman War (Book I and II). The next five books detail the unfolding of the war, under Roman generals Vespasian and Titus, to the death of the last Sicarii. The book was written about 75 AD, originally in Josephus's "paternal tongue", probably Aramaic, though this version has not survived. It was later translated into Greek, probably under the supervision of Josephus himself.
The sources of knowledge of the First Jewish–Roman War are: this account of Josephus, the Talmud (Gittin 57b), Midrash Eichah, and the Hebrew inscriptions on the Jewish coins minted, and Book V of Tacitus' Histories.
The text also survives in an Old Slavonic version, as well as Hebrew which contains material not found in the Greek version, and which is lacking other material found in the Greek version.
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Table of Contents
  • THE WARS OF THE JEWS
    • OR HISTORY OF THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM
      • Translated by William Whiston
    • Contents
    • PREFACE
  • BOOK I.
    • CHAPTER 1.
    • CHAPTER 2.
    • CHAPTER 3.
    • CHAPTER 4.
    • CHAPTER 5.
    • CHAPTER 6.
    • CHAPTER 7.
    • CHAPTER 8.
    • CHAPTER 9.
    • CHAPTER 10.
    • CHAPTER 11.
    • CHAPTER 12.
    • CHAPTER 13.
    • CHAPTER 14.
    • CHAPTER 15.
    • CHAPTER 16.
    • CHAPTER 17.
    • CHAPTER 18.
    • CHAPTER 19.
    • CHAPTER 20.
    • CHAPTER 21.
    • CHAPTER 22.
    • CHAPTER 23.
    • CHAPTER 24.
    • CHAPTER 25.
    • CHAPTER 26.
    • CHAPTER 27.
    • CHAPTER 28.
    • CHAPTER 29.
    • CHAPTER 30.
    • CHAPTER 31.
    • CHAPTER 32.
    • CHAPTER 33.
  • BOOK II.
    • CHAPTER 1.
    • CHAPTER 2.
    • CHAPTER 3.
    • CHAPTER 4.
    • CHAPTER 5.
    • CHAPTER 6.
    • CHAPTER 7.
    • CHAPTER 8.
    • CHAPTER 9.
    • CHAPTER 10.
    • CHAPTER 11.
    • CHAPTER 12.
    • CHAPTER 13.
    • CHAPTER 14.
    • CHAPTER 15.
    • CHAPTER 16.
    • CHAPTER 17.
    • CHAPTER 18.
    • CHAPTER 19.
    • CHAPTER 20.
    • CHAPTER 21.
    • CHAPTER 22.
  • BOOK III.
    • CHAPTER 1.
    • CHAPTER 2.
    • CHAPTER 3.
    • CHAPTER 4.
    • CHAPTER 5.
    • CHAPTER 6.
    • CHAPTER 7.
    • CHAPTER 8.
    • CHAPTER 9.
    • CHAPTER 10.
  • BOOK IV.
    • CHAPTER 1.
    • CHAPTER 2.
    • CHAPTER 3.
    • CHAPTER 4.
    • CHAPTER V.
    • CHAPTER 6.
    • CHAPTER 7.
    • CHAPTER 8.
    • CHAPTER 9.
    • CHAPTER 10.
    • CHAPTER 11.
  • BOOK V.
    • CHAPTER 1.
    • CHAPTER 2.
    • CHAPTER 3.
    • CHAPTER 4.
    • CHAPTER 5.
    • CHAPTER 6.
    • CHAPTER 7.
    • CHAPTER 8.
    • CHAPTER 9.
    • CHAPTER 10.
    • CHAPTER 11.
    • CHAPTER 12.
    • CHAPTER 13.
  • BOOK VI.
    • CHAPTER 1.
    • CHAPTER 2.
    • CHAPTER 3.
    • CHAPTER 4.
    • CHAPTER 5.
    • CHAPTER 6.
    • CHAPTER 7.
    • CHAPTER 8.
    • CHAPTER 9.
    • CHAPTER 10.
  • BOOK VII.
    • CHAPTER 1.
    • CHAPTER 2.
    • CHAPTER 3.
    • CHAPTER 4.
    • CHAPTER V.
    • CHAPTER 6.
    • CHAPTER 7.
    • CHAPTER 8.
    • CHAPTER 9.
    • CHAPTER 10.
    • CHAPTER 11.
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