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Author: Josephus Narrator: Norman Dietz Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9781440799099
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The writings of Josephus contain one of the few historical accounts we have of the wars of the Jews and the first destruction of Jerusalem by Titus during the Roman occupation of Palestine in 70 A.D. This recording includes selections from The Wars of the Jews, written by Josephus during the reign of Vespasian. It features the arrival of the Roman army outside the city; a description of the city's magnificent temple and fortifications; details concerning the famine and its effects on the populace; the burning of the temple; and the siege of Masada. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taylor | 5/24/2011

    " Holy fucking shit. Months of siege, mind-boggling cruelty and misery — fire, starvation, dismemberment, cannibalism. In the end (warming: spoiler alert) — yes, catastrophe. Fucking hell. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benedict | 7/13/2010

    " This is quite a story of real life events by an eyewitness.

    Tho book has has some of the most powerful writing about events to be found anywhere.

    The author was there at Masada. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 8/23/2009

    " It's about the destruction of Jerusalem around AD 70. If you want to know what the abomination of desolation is all about, read it. But beware... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 6/13/2009

    " It's for work... don't plan to read more than I need to for fact-checking an article about Herod the Great...but it's pretty interesting! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan | 5/30/2009

    " It is interesting to see the 'New Testament' history is missing from real 1st century reports.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Garrett | 5/8/2009

    " I've listened the first half of this book. Josephus is an excellent historian of the inter-Testamentary period and the early Roman period of the Jewish people and lands. If you're interested in what led up to the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70, this is the book to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 3/10/2008

    " great book of how again another country got sick of the jews and kicked thier ass in a war, but at least Rome was one of the first to do it... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meirav | 12/22/2007

    " It was a hard read, I must admit it, but it was a fascinating read, too. I don't like Josephus' personal history but when he's the only one to have recorded the falling of the Second Temple, you have to read it. I highly recommend this book to buffs of the era. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 TJ | 11/24/2007

    " This book is so boring...it reads like the old testament but set in the first century AD...it is an interesting read if you are into the history of christianity or judaism. "

About the Author

Flavius Josephus (c. AD 37–100) was born to an aristocratic Jewish family, served as a priest, and later became the commander of Jewish forces in Galilee following the revolt against Rome that began AD 66. Captured by the Romans, Josephus spent his later life in Rome under the patronage of the Roman emperors where he composed his history of the Jewish people and his account of the Jewish war that led to the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in AD 70.

About the Narrator

Norman Dietz is a writer, voice-over artist, and audiobook narrator. He has won numerous Earphones Awards and was named one of the fifty “Best Voices of the Century” by AudioFile magazine. He and his late wife, Sandra, transformed an abandoned ice-cream parlor into a playhouse, which served “the world’s best hot fudge sundaes” before and after performances. The founder of Theatre in the Works, he lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.