"The translation is fresh and exciting. The charts, maps, and illustrations make the book even more useful. This is a must for every pastor who wants to read Josephus,"---Prokope. A careful condensation of Jewish Antiquities and The Jewish War, enhanced by photographs, maps, and illustrations. 416 pages, softcover. Kregel.
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Customer Reviews for Josephus: The Essential Writings
Having recently returned from the Holy Land and a trip to Masada I purchased Paul Maier's excellent book with illustrations. I have read the whole book and have a much better understanding of Jewish Antiquities and The Jewish War. Shalom, Graham Cudlipp.
I have gotten much information just from the introduction.I'm early in the book but enjoying it much.I sought to find something by Josephus for many years.Happy to know I can purchase books like these atChristianbook store.
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Review 3 for Josephus: The Essential Writings
Date:October 30, 2009
Clear and to the point from a respected historian. It's great for interested readers who got bogged down in the full-length version.
Borrowed the book from a friend. Enjoyed it enough to buy my own copy. Skips much of the entire work to concentrate on those portions holding special interest to Christian students. Really helpful tool, especially for the parts about Herod, fall of Jerusalem and Masada.
The Essentials Writing of Josephus it's a great book full of all kinds of historical information is a small paperback book but with weight on. I couldn't believe how heavy it was for a small book. It's a great book to have in a Christian library. I believe that every Christian should have this book in their library.
Not quite as good as Maier's translation of Eusebius, this is still great and the two compliment each other well. I found the Jewish Wars to be the most interesting section, but it was also interesting to read the Jewish history. Great buy!