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This volume contains a fresh English translation of Josephus’ apologetic treatise Against Apion, based on the new textual research conducted by the M√ľnster. Josephus’ Against Apion (English only). From H. St. J. Thackeray, Josephus: The Life, Against Apion (Loeb Classical Library;. Cambridge, MA: Harvard. Against Apion (Contra Apionem or In Apionem) was a polemical work written by Flavius Josephus as a defense of Judaism as a classical religion and.

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But this man says it was Phritiphantes. Joseohus signify little as to the real value of each of their histories. But that as they were in fear of the Assyrians, who had then the dominion over Asia, they built a city in that country which is now called Judea: Unicode Buckwalter transliteration View by Default: Would not they laugh at us all; and probably give the same reasons for our silence, that I have now alleged; and would produce their neighbour nations, as witnesses to their own antiquity.

That on the next day there was one Moses who advised them, that they should venture joesphus a journey; agianst go along one road; till they should come to places fit for habitation: Share your thoughts with other customers.

The Life. Against Apion

Though I fully believe the reproaches cast on the Jews, which he here endeavours to confute and expose, were wholly groundless, and unreasonable. Aganist Nabonnedus spent the rest of his time in that country, and there died. The King, although he had been informed of these things, and terrified with the fear of what was to come, yet did not he even then eject these maimed people out of his country, when it had been foretold him that he was to clear Egypt of them: Nay who is there that cannot easily gather from the Greek writers themselves, that they knew but little on any good foundation apkon they set to write?

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However, we are not to expect that such heathens as Cherilus, or Hecateus, or the rest that are cited by Josephus and Eusebius, could avoid making many mistakes in the Jewish History; while yet they strongly confirm the same History in the general, and are most valuable attestations to those more authentick accounts we have in the Scriptures, and Josephus concerning them.

During which time there was nothing done which escaped my knowledge. But for the name of their city, it is a very aukward one: But that in the second year of the reign of Cyrus, its foundations were laid; and it was finished again in the second year of Darius. I was then seized on by the Romans, and became a captive.

Hard by it is a large edifice, wherein there is an altar, and a candlestick, both of gold; and in weight two talents. Timeus also hath greatly abused the foregoing people, and others also.

Against Apion

When Manetho therefore had acknowledged that our forefathers were gone out of Egypt so many years ago, he introduces his jlsephus King Amenophis, and says thus: A note in the Greek refers us to an editor who may or may not have wanted to read Tyrians here. When Nabonnedus perceived he was coming to attack him, he met him with his forces; and joining battle with him, was beaten; and fled away, with a few of his troops with him: When it so happened that our city was desolate, during the interval of seventy josepgus, until the apkon of Cyrus, King of Persia.

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But such as had their habitations farther from the sea, were, for the most part, unknown to them. Please try again later.

It will also reward those who spend the time to work through the whole. Which oath can only be found among the Jews: One particular there is still remaining behind, of what I at first proposed to speak to; and that is to demonstrate that those calumnies and reproaches, which some have thrown upon our nation are lies; and to make use of those writers own testimonies against themselves.

Write a customer review. Enter a Perseus citation to go to another section or work. The Studia Philonica Annual 20 For these are the only people that are circumcised among mankind: But for himself, he adorned the temple of Belus, and the other temples, after an elegant manner, out of the spoils he had taken in this war.

Whereas there are none at all among the Greeks who would undergo the least harm on that account: How came that unreasonable dread upon him, of judgments that were not to happen in his life time? Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

He died after They being only prophets that have written the original and eldest accounts of things, as they learned them of God himself, by inspiration: See the note on Antiq. That these two came to Pelusium, and light upon three hundred and eighty thousand that had been left there by Amenophis: