Start reading Antiquities of the Jews on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device


Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Antiquities of the Jews

Antiquities of the Jews [Kindle Edition]

4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Print List Price: £13.48
Kindle Price: £0.38 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £13.10 (97%)
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £0.38  
Hardcover --  
Paperback £9.69  
Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deal: At least 60% off
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price--for that day only. Learn more about the Kindle Daily Deal or sign up for the Kindle Daily Deal Newsletter to receive free e-mail notifications about each day's deal.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Between 20-26 October 2014, spend £10 in a single order on item(s) dispatched from and sold by and receive a £2 promotional code to spend in the Amazon Appstore. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Product Description

Product Description

Titus Flavius Josephus (37 – circa 100) was a Roman-Jewish historian in the 1st-century AD. Josehpus wrote much about the first Jewish-Roman War and strongly advocated Hellenistic Judaism. Josephus’ best known works are The Wars of the Jews and Antiquities of the Jews.

This version of Antiquities of the Jews includes a table of contents.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1819 KB
  • Print Length: 739 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1494452804
  • Publisher: Acheron Press (14 Oct 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009WW5ETY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #97,420 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4 star
2 star
1 star
4.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Kindle edition is a bit of a pain 27 Sep 2014
By Marcus
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This review is of the Kindle edition. This was machine read and auto-spell-checked, I think with no human proof reading. Names like Antiochus are spelled differently each time they appear, and given that many of the characters have similar names anyway, it can make a rather puzzling read.

As a book, it is less exciting and immediate than Josephus' The Jewish Wars. The first half is a retelling of the history of the Jewish people, very much like the Old Testament, though it is interesting to see the differences, and some of the stories have a freshness that the traditional translations of The Bible lack. This is followed by a retelling of the stories in the apocryphal books of The Maccabbees, running through into the first century AD.

There is interesting writing about John the Baptist, which feels genuine to me. There is one paragraph about Jesus, which even in translation is obviously not in the same style as the rest of the book, and which rabbits off some early Christian points of creed in a way that is most un-Josephus-like. Biblical scholars argue about how much of the Jesus paragraph is genuine, but even if it all were (highly unlikely) it would not add much to anybody's understanding.

There is a detailed and extensive account of what went on in the Roman court in the time of emperors such as Claudius, which must have come from Josephus' personal experience. If you only read one part of the book, read this bit. The story is mesmerising, and has an interestingly different perspective from Tacitus.

The editor is old-fashioned in his reading of The Bible, and for this reason his footnotes are entertaining rather than erudite.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential 1st Century History 12 May 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A must for anybody involves in 1st century history. Full of essential facts not found anywhere else . A must have.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 4.7 out of 5 stars  6 reviews
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great masterpiece 7 Jun 2013
By Raphi Kutchukjan - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The book adds details on the Biblical history. However, it omits "shameful" incidents that the Bible candidly reports. If you are looking for the part about the death of “James, the brother of Jesus who was called the Christ.” it is located at position 21243 (see the end notes also).
In the notes you will find Testimonium Flavianum that reads:
“Now, there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man, for he was a doer of wonderful works—a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him both many of the Jews, and many of the Gentiles. He was [the] Christ; and when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men amongst us, had condemned him to the cross, those that loved him at the first did not forsake him, for he appeared to them alive again the third day, as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him; and the tribe of Christians, so named from him, are not extinct at this day.”—Josephus—The Complete Works, translated by William Whiston.

About the Testimonium Flavianum, over which there is a heated debate since 16th century, the eminent specialist of Hellenistic Judaism and primitive Christianity, Pierre Geoltrain, who used to consider the Testimonium to be an interpolation, even poking fun at those who believed in its authenticity, has now changed his opinion after studying Bardet’s work (Serge Bardet is a French historian and specialist in classical literature, has sought to untangle the threads of this debate that have become so knotted over the past four centuries. He published his research in a book entitled Le Testimonium Flavianum—Examen historique considérations historiographiques (The Testimonium Flavianum—A Historical Study With Historical Considerations). Geoltrain has now declared that “nobody should henceforth dare to speak of the ‘implausible testimony’ of Josephus.”
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful, Accurate 11 April 2013
By Cathy Seiber - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A complete history. Insightful into Judeao-Christianity. Biblically accurate. I found it hard to put down. Exciting details about creation. Faithbuilding.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Historical Book 22 Dec 2013
By Pam Porterfield - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is a very good companion to the Bible. It helps us understand the culture at the time Jesus was here on the earth.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly Surprised! 8 Jan 2014
By Alaina J. Trott - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm still reading, but have been pleasantly's an old book, therefore I expected the writing to be very historical contextually and difficult to read (I never enjoyed studying History in school....too many dates). But I guess with age you come to the realisation that knowing history is vital to knowing your future; and this book has done that for me in the context of bringing the history of the Jews and the Bible together. I have a much greater understanding. Excellent read! Will recommend to those in pursuit of God!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Josephus 6 April 2014
By Bwhami - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I purchased the book as a supplement to my reading of the Old Testament. The book often has more information than the OT when it relates some old familiar stories. Sometimes those stores related by Josephus make the old stories more interesting and real. If you want more insight into the Old Testament and love history get it.
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category