Selections from Josephus


Read by Rebecca Eden Walker

(5 stars; 2 reviews)

Jewish historian, military leader and Roman citizen, Titus Flavius Josephus, provides the most thorough history of the 1st century Roman Empire deals with the Jewish people. Born in Jerusalem during the reign of Caligula; present with the Roman Army of Vespasian and Titus at the siege of Jerusalem and the destruction of the temple, Josephus stands preeminent among early Christian period writers.



"I have selected the passages most relevant to Christian origins and New Testament study," writes Henry St. James Thackery of King's College, UK, leading biblical scholar on Josephus and Koine Greek translator.



"Some figures which in the New Testament are little more than names, become clothed with life" by Josephus as he "gives us the background of Jewish and world history in the time of our Lord and the infant church. ... And we have full and life-like portraits of Roman governors and generals."



More than 400 footnotes and extensive appendix notes have been woven through the audio recording that the listener might experience Thackery's insights and teaching, as if in his class at King's. Many of the names and places are read with Erasmian Koine Greek pronunciation. (Summary by Rebecca Eden Walker) (8 hr 10 min)

Chapters

Introduction Life 12:55 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
Introduction Works 16:11 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
Introduction The Man and the Historian 35:39 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
I Autobiography Selections 1-4 16:37 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
II. Specimens of Amplification of the Biblical Narrative Selections 5-7 10:50 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
III. The Coming of the Romans Selections 8-10 7:27 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
IV. Herod the Great Selections 11-16 21:53 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
IV. Herod the Great Selections 17-21 23:07 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
V. Archelaus and Pilate Selections 22-24 26:01 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
V. Archelaus and Pilate Selection 26 Jesus Christ 29:12 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
V. Archelaus and Pilate Selections 25, 27-28 9:55 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
VI. The Later Herods Selection 29 Murder of John the Baptist, Selection 30 17:32 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
VI. The Later Herods Selections 31-33 15:52 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
VI. The Later Herods Selections 34-37 Death of James "The Lord's Brother" 25:04 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
VII. Scenes from the Jewish War Selections 38-40 Seeds of and Immediate Cause … 30:35 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
VII. Scenes from the Jewish War Selections 41-43 Jotapata 40:57 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
VII. Scenes from the Jewish War Selections 44-48 Murder of High Priest Ananus … 35:20 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
VII Scenes from the Jewish War Selections 49-52 Conflagration of Temple, Jerus… 27:34 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
VIII. The Jewish Sects Selections 53-55 30:52 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
VIII. The Jewish Sects Selections 56-60 20:23 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
IX. Jewish Theology, Scriptures and Customs Selections 61-65 30:03 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
Table of Dates 6:28 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker