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The Wars of The Jews

or the History of the Destruction of Jerusalem

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Published: 75
Language: English
Wordcount: 233,603 / 647 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40.2
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 9,479 4046

that our city Jerusalem had arrived at a higher degree of felicity than any other city under the Roman government, and yet at last fell into the sorest of calamities again. Accordingly, it appears to me that the misfortunes of all men, from the beginning of the world, if they be compared to these of the Jews (3) are not so considerable as they were; while the authors of them were not foreigners neither. This makes it impossible for me to contain my lamentations. But if any one be inflexible in his censures of me, let him attribute the facts themselves to the historical part, and the lamentations to the writer himself only.

5. However, I may justly blame the learned men among the Greeks, who, when such great actions have been done in their own times, which, upon the comparison, quite eclipse the old wars, do yet sit as judges of those affairs, and pass bitter censures upon the labors of the best writers of antiquity; which moderns, although they may be superior to the old writers in eloquence, yet are they

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****

This book is a feast for bookworms especially those interested in history. Noticed very little has changed over two thousand years in the character of humans.
Emjoyed it greatly and just downloaded another of Josephus' books to read. He certainly had an exciting life, non of the 9 to 5 of today.



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