This volume contains a fresh English translation of Josephus’ apologetic treatise Against Apion, based on the new textual research conducted by the M√ľnster. Josephus’ Against Apion (English only). From H. St. J. Thackeray, Josephus: The Life, Against Apion (Loeb Classical Library;. Cambridge, MA: Harvard. 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.

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Against Apion by Flavius Josephus

The King, although he had been informed of these things, and terrified with the fear of what was to come, yet did not he againt then eject these maimed people out of his flavuis, when it had been foretold him that he was to clear Egypt of them: Very informative on those years. Accordingly I confess I always read these sections with less pleasure than I do the rest of his writings. They say farther that Solomon, when he was King of Jerusalem, sent problems to Hirom, to be solved; and desired he would apon others back for him to solve: Nor was the lake adjoining to the mountains of the Solymi at all large or broad, in comparison of the Jewish lake Asphaltitis.

As for the witnesses whom I shall produce for the proof of what I say, they shall be such as are esteemed to be of the greatest reputation for truth, and the most skilful in the knowledge of all antiquity by the Greeks themselves.

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The Medes also and the Persians, when they were lords of Flaviis became well known to them. But the cities we dwell in are remote from the sea: This interval of time was little short of three thousand years. Thither Salatis came in summer time: For this is a broader and larger lake than any other that is in Syria. For the King of Ethiopia was under an obligation to him.

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And if any of these apoon been transgressors of these rules, they are prohibited to present themselves at the altar, or to be partakers of any other of our purifications. This interval of time was little short of three thousand years; but as to the time from the death of Moses till the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, who reigned after Xerxes, the prophets, who were after Moses, wrote down what was done in their times in thirteen books.

Nor indeed were these so considerable a people as the Jews; nor so likely to be desired by Xerxes for his army flaviuz the Jews: For had there been any real truth at the bottom, it was impossible they should so greatly disagree about the particulars. But now it is proper to satisfy the enquiry of those, that disbelieve the records of barbarians; and think none but Greeks to be worthy of credit: Who, Of the War, V.

It was also late, and with difficulty that they came to know the letters they now use. Views Read Edit View history. But as for the Egyptians, and Ethiopians themselves, I am not able to say which of them received it from the other. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. And to be sure our ancestors came into this country long before the building of the temple.

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However since this book is arisen to a competent length, I will make another beginning; and endeavour to add what still remains to perfect my design in the following book.


Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. As indeed in these affairs the Chaldean history cannot but be the most josrphus. After him came Amenophis, for thirty years, and ten months. Ecnibalus the son of Baslacus, two months.

Timeus also hath greatly abused the foregoing people, and others also. The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity. Nay they say themselves, that flaviuss laws of Draco, concerning murders, which are now extant in writing, are the most ancient of their publick records. Insomuch that when we our selves happened to be in Asia about the same places whither he came, he conversed with us, and with other philosophical persons; and made a trial of our skill in philosophy.

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They being directly intended against those that would not believe what he had advanced in those books concerning the great antiquity of the Jewish nation.

Nay although any priest, already initiated, should have such a calamity fall upon him afterward, he ordered him to be deprived of his honour of officiating.

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