The Wars of the Jews


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The Wars of the Jews (or The History of the Destruction of Jerusalem, or as it usually appears in modern English translations, The Jewish War - original title: Phlauiou Iôsêpou historia Ioudaïkou polemou pros Rhômaious bibliona) is a book written by the 1st century Jewish historian Josephus.

It is a description of Jewish history from the capture of Jerusalem by the Seleucid ruler Antiochus IV Epiphanes in 164 BC to the fall and destruction of Jerusalem in the First Jewish-Roman War in AD 70. The book was written about 75, originally in Josephus's "paternal tongue", probably Aramaic, though this version has not survived. It was later translated into Greek, probably under the supervision of Josephus himself.

The sources of knowledge that we have of this war are Josephus's account and from the Talmud (gittin 57b) and in midrash Eichah. (Summary by Wikipedia)

(23 hr 25 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface 20:33 Read by Graham Redman
01 - Book 1, Ch 01-02 16:11 Read by lukeprog
02 - Book 1, Ch 03-04 16:27 Read by lukeprog
03 - Book 1, Ch 05-06 14:44 Read by lukeprog
04 - Book 1, Ch 07-08 20:03 Read by lukeprog
05 - Book 1, Ch 09-10 16:51 Read by lukeprog
06 - Book 1, Ch 11-12 14:48 Read by MorganScorpion
07 - Book 1, Ch 13-14 18:26 Read by MorganScorpion
08 - Book 1, Ch 15-16 17:40 Read by MorganScorpion
09 - Book 1, Ch 17-18 19:54 Read by Kevin Lavin
10 - Book 1, Ch 19-20 19:44 Read by TriciaG
11 - Book 1, Ch 21-22 22:44 Read by TriciaG
12 - Book 1, Ch 23-24 23:55 Read by ontheroad
13 - Book 1, Ch 25-26 19:32 Read by ontheroad
14 - Book 1, Ch 27-28 17:22 Read by ontheroad
15 - Book 1, Ch 29-30 16:34 Read by Sibella Denton
16 - Book 1, Ch 31-32 20:49 Read by Sibella Denton
17 - Book 1, Ch 33 12:46 Read by Sibella Denton
18 - Book 2, Ch 01-02 15:07 Read by Sibella Denton
19 - Book 2, Ch 03-05 13:37 Read by Sibella Denton
20 - Book 2, Ch 06-07 13:17 Read by Sibella Denton
21 - Book 2, Ch 08-09 34:28 Read by Andrew Coleman
22 - Book 2, Ch 10-11 17:33 Read by Andrew Coleman
23 - Book 2, Ch 12-13 20:43 Read by Andrew Coleman
24 - Book 2, Ch 14-15 25:12 Read by TriciaG
25 - Book 2, Ch 16 26:49 Read by TriciaG
26 - Book 2, Ch 17 16:21 Read by TriciaG
27 - Book 2, Ch 18 20:15 Read by Doug Delisle
28 - Book 2, Ch 19 18:34 Read by Doug Delisle
29 - Book 2, Ch 20 14:45 Read by Kristine Bekere
30 - Book 2, Ch 21-22 24:04 Read by TriciaG
31 - Book 3, Ch 01-03 18:23 Read by Mark Wilson
32 - Book 3, Ch 04-06 22:25 Read by Mark Wilson
33 - Book 3, Ch 07 part 1 25:27 Read by Mark Wilson
34 - Book 3, Ch 07 part 2 26:59 Read by Mark Wilson
35 - Book 3, Ch 08 18:38 Read by Ann Boulais
36 - Book 3, Ch 09 12:35 Read by Ann Boulais
37 - Book 3, Ch 10 22:40 Read by Ann Boulais
38 - Book 4, Ch 01 22:44 Read by TriciaG
39 - Book 4, Ch 02 10:54 Read by harsh365
40 - Book 4, Ch 03 32:07 Read by TriciaG
41 - Book 4, Ch 04 23:20 Read by TriciaG
42 - Book 4, Ch 05 17:29 Read by Kristine Bekere
43 - Book 4, Ch 06 12:48 Read by Kristine Bekere
44 - Book 4, Ch 77 16:07 Read by Kristine Bekere
45 - Book 4, Ch 08 14:26 Read by Kristine Bekere
46 - Book 4, Ch 09 24:38 Read by Ann Boulais
47 - Book 4, Ch 10 16:40 Read by Hollis Hanover
48 - Book 4, Ch 11 10:40 Read by Ann Boulais
49 - Book 5, Ch 01 19:35 Read by hearhis
50 - Book 5, Ch 02 17:08 Read by Hollis Hanover
51 - Book 5, Ch 03-04 27:56 Read by Hollis Hanover
52 - Book 5, Ch 05 23:46 Read by JoeD
53 - Book 5, Ch 06 15:51 Read by MorganScorpion
54 - Book 5, Ch 07-08 17:49 Read by TriciaG
55 - Book 5, Ch 09 24:53 Read by TriciaG
56 - Book 5, Ch 10-11 22:07 Read by Ann Boulais
57 - Book 5, Ch 12-13 24:12 Read by Ann Boulais
58 - Book 6, Ch 01 29:40 Read by Mark F. Smith
59 - Book 6, Ch 02 26:01 Read by Ann Boulais
60 - Book 6, Ch 03 13:34 Read by Ann Boulais
61 - Book 6, Ch 04 16:02 Read by TriciaG
62 - Book 6, Ch 05 16:06 Read by TriciaG
63 - Book 6, Ch 06-07 17:41 Read by TriciaG
64 - Book 6, Ch 08-10 22:59 Read by TriciaG
65 - Book 7, Ch 01-02 12:18 Read by Katie Riley
66 - Book 7, Ch 03-04 18:13 Read by Katie Riley
67 - Book 7, Ch 05 18:10 Read by TriciaG
68 - Book 7, Ch 06-07 24:36 Read by TriciaG
69 - Book 7, Ch 08 part 1 19:00 Read by David Leeson
70 - Book 7, Ch 08 part 2 19:42 Read by David Leeson
71 - Book 7, Ch 09-11 19:10 Read by David Leeson

Reviews

excellent read

(5 stars)

I was enthralled the entire time. the narration of the many readers were excellent aside from those with thick accents. I really enjoyed the narrations of Ann Bolei... I love learning ancient history. librivox makes it easy