Flavius Josephus - Alle de werken van Flavius Josephus - 1704

Flavius Josephus - Alle de werken van Flavius Josephus - 1704
Bibbie, Illustrati, Opere di riferimento, Religione, Storia - Quantità: 2

Alle de werken van Flavius Josephus, behelzende Twintig Boeken van de Joodsche oudheden, t Verhaal van zyn eygen leeven, De histori van de oorlogen der Jooden tegens de Romeynen, Zyne twee boeken tegen Apion, en zyne beschryving van den marteldood der Machabeen. Waarby komt het gezantschap van Philo aan den keyzer Kaligula. Alles uyt de overzetting van den heer D Andilly in t Nederduytsch overgebragt door W. Sewel. Nog zyn daarby gevoegd de vyf boeken van Egesippus van de Joodsche oorlogen en de verdelging Jerusalems.

- Amsterdam, Pieter Mortier, 1704 - 2 volumes in 2 bindings - (38)+1-482 / (2)+483-782+(30)+113+(11) - original leather bindings with blind-stamping (fillets, crowns, medallions) and gilt print on sides and insides of edges; spine with raised bands and gilt print; gilt edges - 47 × 31 cm (!) - Folio

Condition: very good - neat original bindings with solid joints (part of spine professionally restored); neat and solid blocks; very neat, very crisp and white pages! Complete with all (folding) maps and engravings. Including all double-page copper engravings!
The pictures are a bit dark, this is caused by twilight when they were taken; in reality the paper is very white!

Verciert met Konstplaaten, van Jan en Caspar Luiken. All prints are of high quality: sharp and dark prints and higly detailed, true works of art by master engravers!

This is the rare and highly sought-after edition ‘Mortier’, in deluxe very large-format bindings: 47 × 31 cm!

Beautiful and complete set of the interesting classic work ‘Flavius Josephus’.
With all the (folding) engravings and maps! The pictures provide a good impression of this lot.

With 2 title engravings, a portrait of Basnage, a portrait of Haverkamp, 9 double-page prints, 4 double-page maps, 1 folding map and approximately 195 prints in the text. Complete!

A valuable set and a must-have publication for collectors and serious researchers of the time of the Old and New Testament.
The eyewitness accounts and research by Flavius Josephus are the most important extra-biblical source for this period.

Titus Flavius Josephus (37-c.100) was a Roman-Jewish historian and hagiographer of priestly and royal ancestry. In his two most important works “Antiquities of the Jews” (c. 94 AD) and “The Jewish War” (c. 75 AD) the emphasis is on the first century AD, especially on the Jewish revolt against the Roman occupation in the period 66-70 AD (the First Jewish–Roman War) that resulted in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70.

Josephus wrote his works in Koine Greek in order to explain the history of the world to the Roman public from a Jewish perspective. These works provide valuable insight into Judaism in the first century and the history of early Christianity. Josephus himself upheld the Laws of Moses and believed that Judaism and Greek-Roman thinking could be united into what is called Hellenistic Judaism. Although this is controversial among historians, Josephus appears to be one of the first people, except for the writers of the gospels, to have mentioned Jesus and his title “Christ”.

Initially Josephus Flavius participated in the First Jewish–Roman War (66-70) as as head of Jewish forces. Jerusalem and the Jewish Temple were destroyed by the Romans in this Revolt. He was captured in the early stages of this rebellion and probably owed his life to this. Following a dream he had when he was a prisoner of war, he predicted that the Roman commander Vespasian would become Emperor of Rome. When that actually really happened, Vespasian granted him a pardon.

Josephus went back to Rome with Titus after the fall of Jerusalem. There he was given a home and an income. As a freedman of the Flavian emperors, he was allowed to take the name Flavius. In Rome, Josephus wrote “The Jewish War” (De Bello Judaico), a work with the message that the fall of Jerusalem and the Jewish people were the will of God (the Romans were instruments of God) and that it would be best to stop the resistance against the Romans. He stayed in Rome and nearly 20 years later his book “Antiquities of the Jews” (Antiquitates Judaicae) was published for Greek and Roman readers. In this book he describes the history of his people from the time the world was created until his own time. He also wrote an autobiography (Vita) and a polemic work, “Against Apion” (Contra Apionem), in which he refuted certain allegations against the Jewish people and explained Jewish law.

As Josephus wrote about the period in which the events of the New Testament occurred, the work of Josephus is of great importance to the study of early Christianity. Due to the work of Josephus, it is possible to place the New Testament in the context of history and customs of the Jews in that period.

The work of Josephus includes two passages about Jesus of Nazareth. The first passage is known as the Testimonium Flavianum (Antiquities of the Jews, XVIII. 63-64). The second passage (ibid. XX, 200) accounts the execution of James (the leader of the Jewish Christian community in Jeruzalem), who is called ‘the brother of Jesus, who is called Christ’.

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Numero di Libri
Bibbie, Illustrati, Opere di riferimento, Religione, Storia
Autore/ Illustratore
Flavius Josephus
Titolo del Libro
Alle de werken van Flavius Josephus
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Anno di pubblicazione dell’oggetto più vecchio
Amsterdam, Pieter Mortier
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