Against Apion is Josephus' only surviving non-historical work and perhaps his finest achievement. Written some time after the Antiquities , it is a genuine Apology in defense of the Jews – their history, culture and religion. A portion of the second book is directed at a certain Apion: a Greek grammarian and teacher of rhetoric at Rome who had attacked and impugned the antiquity of the Jewish people. This admirable work, in defense of the Israelite religion and against the vagaries of paganism, was commended by Jerome and has certain features in common with the early Christian Apologists.
NOTE: This title is included in the Version 5 and OneTouch Libaries.