|Publisher||Halcyon Press Ltd.|
|Publication Date||July 6, 2011|
THE WARS OF THE JEWS (also known as THE JEWISH WAR) was written c. 75 A.D. by Romano-Jewish historian Josephus. It is a description of Jewish military history from the capture of Jerusalem by the (Greek) Seleucid ruler Antiochus IV Epiphanes in 164 BC to the sack and destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in the First Jewish–Roman War in AD 70. Includes footnotes and an active table of contents for easy navigation.
Titus Flavius Josephus (born Joseph ben Mattathias) (37-c.100 A.D.) was a law-observant Jew born and raised in Jerusalem. Through his mother, he descended from the former Hasmonean rulers of Judea. Josephus fought against the Romans in the First Jewish-Roman War. After being captured by the Romans, Josephus was pardoned and became a Roman citizen. He wrote all of his works in Rome under Roman patronage.