Hudson, wrote or finished his books of antiquities on the thirteenth of domitian, a. Flavius josephus was a famous jewish historian, priest, and scholar. I suppose that by my books of the antiquity of the jews, most. The nook book ebook of the works of josephus flavius. Flavius josephus, original name joseph ben matthias, born ad 3738, jerusalemdied ad 100, rome, jewish priest, scholar, and historian who wrote valuable works on the jewish revolt of 6670 and on earlier jewish history. Josephus flavius josephus the life against apion the. Press button download or read online below and wait 20 seconds. Download complete works of josephus antiquities of the. The former part of this second book is written against the calumnies of apion, and then, more briefly, against the like calumnies of apollonius molo.
Flavius josephus, translation and commentary, 10 description. In the former book, most honored epaphroditus, i have demonstrated our antiquity, and confirmed the truth of what i have said, from the writings of the phoenicians, and chaldeans, and egyptians. You can also read the full text online using our ereader. This book is available for free download in a number of formats including epub, pdf, azw, mobi and more. This volume contains a fresh english translation of josephus apologetic treatise against apion, based on the new critical text established by h.
Against apion contra apionem or in apionem was a polemical work written by flavius josephus as a defense of judaism as a classical religion and philosophy, stressing its antiquity against what he perceived as more recent traditions of the greeks. Bible our library history the works of flavius josephus flavius josephus against apion book 1 chapter 1. Autobiography titus flavius josephus was a firstcentury romanojewish scholar, historian and hagiographer, who was born in. I suppose that by my books of the antiquity of the. I suppose that by my books of the antiquity of the jews, most excellent epaphroditus, have made it evident to those who peruse them, that our jewish nation is of very great antiquity, and had a. Latin contra apionem or in apionem is a polemical work written by flavius josephus as a defense of judaism as a classical religion and philosophy against criticism by apion, stressing its antiquity against what he perceived as more recent traditions of the greeks. Also by him are an autobiographical life and a treatise against apion. He excelled in his studies of jewish law and studied with the sadducees, pharisees, and the essenes, eventually aligning himself with t. Josephus, soldier, statesman, historian, was a jew born at jerusalem about 37 ce. Against apion by flavius josephus free ebook project gutenberg. The updated translations of josephus works by william whiston are easy to read and are essential to understanding of the first century jerusalem, the time of christ and the new testament.
Email to friends share on facebook opens in a new window or tab share on twitter. It is not written against apion, as is the first part of the second book, but against those greeks in general who would not believe josephuss former accounts of the very ancient state of the jewish nation, in his 20 books of antiquities. History of the jewish war, in seven books the loeb edition is. Against apion by flavius josephus josephus, soldier, statesman, historian, was a jew born at jerusalem about 37 ce. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks against apion. This site is dedicated to the works of the jewish historian flavius josephus 37 ce circa 100 ce.
Hide browse bar your current position in the text is marked in blue. Against apion is a twovolume defense of judaism as classical religion and philosophy, stressing its antiquity, as opposed to what josephus claimed was the relatively more recent tradition of the greeks. I suppose that by my books of the antiquity of the jews, most excellent epaphroditus, have made it evident to those who peruse them, that our jewish nation is of very great antiquity, and had a distinct subsistence of its own originally. Browse the amazon editors picks for the best books of 2019, featuring our.
Against apion flavius josephus audiobook and ebook. Flavius josephuss apologetic treatise, against apion is probably the last of his literary productions, and is arguably the most skilful. Copy freely war of the jews antiquities of the jews autobiography concerning hades against apion josephus was born joseph ben mattathias in 37 c. Flavius josephus, against apion, book i, whiston section 8. Against apion is a polemical work written by flavius josephus as a defense of judaism as a. This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Download in pdf, epub, and mobi format for read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Although often criticized for becoming a supporter of rome, in his work against apion he passionately defends jewish religion and culture. It also provides the first english commentary on this treatise, with comprehensive treatment of the historical, literary. Flavius josephus, against apion, book i, whiston section 1.
Table of contents against apion or flavius josephus against apion c. Against apion paperback march 25, 2014 by flavius josephus author, william whiston translator visit amazons william whiston page. It lays out the organization of the entire work, explaining how josephus responds to the snobbery and slurs directed at jews with a. Flavius josephus against apion by flavius josephus josephus was born joseph ben mattathias in 37 c. See all 33 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. The war of the jews the antiquities of the jews against apion discourse to the greeks concerning hades the life of flavius josephus. This time is necessary for searching and sorting links. But after that, josephus leaves off any more particular reply to those adversaries of the jews, and gives us a large and excellent. Click anywhere in the line to jump to another position. Against apion ebook by flavius josephus official publisher page. History of the jewish war, in seven books, from 170 bce. The loeb classical library edition of the works of josephus also includes the autobiographical life and his treatise against apion. This is a defense of the antiquity of the jewish people and a refutation of the charges brought against them by the grammarian.
The life of flavius josephus or autobiography of flavius josephus c. Against apion paperback 6 july 2010 by flavius josephus author visit amazons flavius josephus page. The josephus books provide the most important contemporary reference to jesus christ. Bottom of the hill publishing, united states, 2012. Josephus discourse to the greeks concerning hades erroneously attributed to josephus, now believed to be the work of hippolytus of rome appendix. The works of flavius josephus ultimate bible reference. Against apion by flavius josephus translated by william whiston. Apion claimed that jews practiced human sacrifice and cannibalism in their religious rituals. A man of high descent, he early became learned in jewish law and greek literature and was a pharisee. Flavius josephus jewish priest, scholar, and historian. This meticulously edited collection has been formatted for your ereader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Some antijudean allegations ascribed by josephus to the greek writer apion, and myths accredited to manetho are also addressed.
Most of the book, however, chronicles the jews under the romans, including the subjugation by vespasian, the siege and conquest of the temple by titus and the sedition of the jews at cyrene. Against apion by josephus, flavius new 9781438532943 fast free shipping. Josephuss against apion is a twovolume defence of judaism as classical religion and philosophy, stressing its antiquity, as opposed to what josephus claimed was the relatively more recent tradition of the greeks. The genus apion of herbsts natursystem considered, its. I have, moreover, produced many of the grecian writers as witnesses thereto.
His complete writings, books, and antiquities were translated by william whiston. Click download or read online button to get against apion book now. The blood libel was developed by christian writers and used as an excuse for the slaughter of jews for the. His major books are history of the jewish war 7579, the antiquities of the jews 93, and against apion early life. Wars of the jews, antiquities of the jews, against apion, autobiography and more by flavius due to covid19, orders may be delayed. Against apion a companion to josephus wiley online library. Against apion is a polemical work written by flavius josephus as a defense of judaism as a classical religion and philosophy against criticism by apion, stressing its antiquity against what he perceived as more recent traditions of the greeks. Against apion loeb classical library 9780674992054. These texts are key to understanding a pivotal point in world history, which has tragic repercussions even. Flavius josephus was an amazing man and this book is his writings against apion. Works of flavius josephus translated by william whiston 1737 this work is in the public domain. Flavius josephus, against apion william whiston, a. He won the favor of the roman general vespasian, whose nameflaviushe took as his own and through whose patronage he later became a roman citizen. They are an invaluable eyewitness to a momentous turning point in judaism, christianity, and western.
For centuries josephus works were more widely read in europe than any book other than the bible. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. Apion book 1 footnotes 1 this first book has a wrong title. This chapter analyzes josephuss against apion as a text written to combat prejudices against the author and his people. Complete works of josephus antiquities of the jews the wars of the jews against apion etc of 4 complete works of josephus antiquities of the jews the wars of the jews against apion etc of 4 by flavius josephus. Against apion flavius josephus josephus, soldier, statesman, historian, was a jew born at jerusalem about 37 ce.
Publication of book ii of contra apionem global firsts. Great read from a historical viewpoint and for free. Of its two books, the first answers various antisemitic charges leveled at the jews by hellenistic writers, while the second provides an argument for the ethical. This volume contains a fresh english translation of josephus apologetic treatise against apion, based on the new textual research conducted. Download against apion or read against apion online books in pdf, epub and mobi format.
Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Greek writer apion wrote the book ii of contra apionem against apion about antisemitic libel in 85 ad, which was refuted by the jewish historian, flavius josephus joseph ben matthias. It also provides the first english commentary on this treatise, with comprehensive treatment of the historical, literary, and. Despite his ambivalent role, josephus was an eyewitness to history, and his writings are considered authoritative. This site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Additional formats may also be available from the main gutenberg site.287 1146 340 1025 5 985 1405 1350 1280 1472 1443 717 999 1419 1124 624 1328 1468 1144 932 449 36 1065 48 1142 504 1474 149 872 1336 1213 237 367 308