The Works of Flavius Josephus : Comprising the Antiquities of the Jews; A History of the Jewish Wars; And Life of Flavius Josephus, Written by Himself (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Works of Flavius Josephus: Comprising the Antiquities of the Jews; A History of the Jewish Wars; And Life of Flavius Josephus, Written by Himself 8. But, when I was in the twenty-sixth year of my age, it happened that I took a voyage to Rome; and this on the occasion which I shall now describe. At the time when Felix was procurator of Judea, there were certain priests of my acquaintance, and very excellent persons they were, whom on a small and triﬂing occasion he had put into bonds, and sent to Rome to plead their cause before Caesar. These I was desirous to procure deliverance for; and that especially because I was informed that they were not unmindful of piety towards God, even under their afﬂictions; but supported themselves with figs and nuts.2 Accordingly I came to Rome, though it were through a great number of hazards, by sea; for, as our ship was drowned in the Adriatic Sea, we that were in it, being about six hundred in number, swam for our lives all the night 3 when, upon the first appearance of the day, and upon our sight of a ship of eene, I and some others, eighty in all, by God's provi dence, prevented the rest, and were taken up. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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