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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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However, we are not to expect that such heathens as Cherilus, or Hecateus, or the rest that are cited by Josephus and Eusebius, could avoid making many mistakes in the Jewish History; while yet they strongly confirm the same History in the general, and are most valuable attestations to those more authentick accounts we have in the Scriptures, and Josephus concerning them.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. But that Phritiphantes, the sacred scribe, said to him; that in case he would purge Egypt of the men that had pollutions upon them, he should be no longer troubled with such frightful apparitions.

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Nay more, if any one of their disease be healed, and he recover his natural constitution again, he appointed them certain purifications, and washings, with spring water; and the shaving of all their hair; and enjoins that they shall offer many sacrifices; and those of several kinds: Moreover Cheremon sets down Joseph, as driven away at the same time with Moses: Now in the seventh year of his reign, his sister fled away from him, and built the city Carthage in Libya.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. A very good read!! Accordingly Nabonnedus spent the rest of his time in that country, and there died. It is not written against Apionas is the first part of the second book: Now this man did not discover and mention the same King with the others; but feigned a newer name: He seems to depart sometimes from the brevity and sincerity of a faithful historian: I will now therefore pass from these records, and come to those that belong to the Phenicians, and concern our nation: Now that some writers have omitted to mention our nation, not because they knew nothing of us; but because they envied us, or for some other unjustifiable reasons, I think I can demonstrate by particular instances.


Flavius Josephus: Against Apion – Translation and Commentary

If you had a personal account on the old platform, click here. For he forbad those that had the leprosy either to continue in a city, or to inhabit in a village; but commanded that they should go about by themselves with their clothes rent: Which estimation, for the fruitful parts of it, as perhaps here in Hecateus, is not therefore very wide from the truth. Not indeed of those that have written in the Egyptian language: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. As for the occasions of so great disagreement of theirs, there may be assigned many, that are very probable; if any have a mind to make an enquiry about them: Timeus also hath greatly abused the foregoing people, and others also.

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The digital Loeb Classical Library extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Though, when they saw our institutions approved of by many others, they could not but envy us on that account. Nabuchodonosor joined battle with him; and conquered him, and reduced the country under his dominion again. During which time there was nothing done which escaped my knowledge.

Flavius Josephus: Against Apion

Wherefore what occasion is there for alleging any more testimonies out of the Phenician histories [on the behalf of our nation: Since then the temple was built at Jerusalem in the twelfth year of the reign of Hirom, there were from the building of the temple, until the building of Carthage, one hundred forty three years, and eight months.

He was a person of great courage; of a strong body; and by apoon allowed to be the most skilful archer that was either among the Greeks, or barbarians. There is not indeed extant any writing that is owned for his.

But if these men resolved to wage an implacable war against all men, in case they had acted as wickedly as he relates of them; and this while they wanted the assistance of all men, this demonstrates a kind of mad conduct indeed; but not of the men themselves; but very greatly so of him that tells such lies about them.


That these two came to Pelusium, and light upon three hundred and eighty thousand that had been left there by Amenophis: That on the next day there was one Moses who advised them, that they should venture upon a journey; and go along one road; till they should come to places fit for habitation: For this is a broader and larger lake than any other that is in Syria.

I do not mean by this, that Herodotus wilfully related what he believed to be false; as Ctesias seems to have done; but that he often wanted evidence: For this cause it will be the best way to imitate that rule of the Rhetoricians, which requires us first to give an account of the man, and of what nation he was: In the first place, because our ancestors had had the dominion over their country: Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests.

There is no image, nor any thing, nor any donations therein. These shepherds were all very glad of this message; and came away with alacrity all together: And being puffed up by the great successes he had had, he went still on the more boldly, and overthrew the cities and countries that lay in the eastern parts.

Now that I may be plain with thee, Hyperochides, I shall herein seem to thee to relate wonders; and what will resemble dreams themselves. But the Jews, and they only, would not comply with that command.

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