The Complete Works of Flavius-Josephus

The Complete Works of Flavius-Josephus

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... very fine, and full of kindness, and he cultivated a seasonable good understanding with their governors, and bestowed presents on every one of them, inducing them thereby to be more friendly to him, and using his magnificent disposition, so as his kingdom might be the better secured to him, anil ihii till all his affairs were every way more and more augmented. But then, this magnificent temper of his, and that submissive behavior and liberality which he exercised towards Ca sar, and the most powerful men of Rome, obliged him to transgress the customs of his nation, and to set aside many of their laws, and by building cities after an extravagant manner, and erecting temples; not in Judea indeed, foi that would not have been borne, it being forbidden for us to pay any honor to images, or representations of animal's, after the manner of the Greeks, but still he did thus in the country properly lout of our bounds, and in the cities thereof. The apology which he made to the Jews for these things was this, that all was done, not out of his own inclinations, but by the commands and injunctions of others, in order to please Cresar and the Romans, as though he had not the Jewish customs so much in his eye as he had the honor of those Romans, while yet he had himself entirely in view all the while, and indeed was very ambitious to leave great monuments of his government to posterity! whence it was that he was so zealous in build One may here take notice, that how tyrannical and ex travagont soever Herod was in himself, and in hid Grecian cities, as to those plays, and shows, and temples for idolatry, mentioned above, ch. viii. sect. 1, and here also, yet dure! even he introduce very Tew of them into the cities of the Jews, who, asjosephus here notes, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 780 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 39mm | 1,365g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123649783X
  • 9781236497833