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The Jewish War Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach The Jewish War by Josephus.

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The Jewish War Summary

Plot Summary

This translated history, first published in 1959, covers significant events of the interaction between the Roman and Jewish people from 167 B.C. or B.C.E. through 73 A.D. or C.E. "The Jewish War" was written by the contemporary Flavius Josephus, who lived from 37 A.D. to the late 90's A.D. with last recorded work finished after 93 A.D. Josephus was trained as a Jewish rabbi and lived in Jerusalem.

He was taken prisoner in Jotapata where he was considered a traitor by his people due to an apparent alliance with the Roman general Vespasian who protected him from the current emperor Nero. Josephus' purported treason was a result paradoxically of his deeper loyalty and quick wit to self-preservation. Josephus wanted the Jewish people to survive and he knew they were no match for the Romans. The Roman soldiers would have sent him to Nero but for...

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