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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential history, 11 Mar. 2012
This review is from: Josephus:The Essential Writings (Paperback)
This book is one of the most important histories of late antiquity ever written. One that graced the bookshelves of Christians throughout the 19th century world,which is surprising because it is not about Christianity and was not written by a Christian. Nonetheless it sheds more light on the biblical world of the 1st century AD than the Bible does. Everyone with the slightest interest in western culture should read this. It isn't a difficult read. The English translation by Paul Maier is divided into topic headings which makes the book equally readable as a continuous narrative or as a work of reference.
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