Composed between 75 and 79 A.D. this important chronicle of the war between Rome and the Jews of Palestine (66-70 A.D.) was originally written in Syrian Aramaic and preserved in a Greek translation by Josephus himself. Its central theme is "The History of the Destruction of Jerusalem". Written in 7 books, the first being a summary account from the conquest of Antiochus Epiphanes in 170 B.C. up to Herod the Great, the second describing events from Herod's time to the beginning of the War in 66 A.D.; the last 5 books narrate in detail the revolt in Galilee, war in Judea, the siege and fall of Jerusalem, and the aftermath of the rebellion. After the writing of this work, Josephus was honored at Rome, and his book was accepted into the Palatine library. Overall, the Jewish War is indispensable for an understanding and description of that momentous conflict which took place in Palestine and Jerusalem at the end of the New Testament period.
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