Flavius Josephus as Historian: A Biased Account of the Jewish War


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Flavius Josephus as Historian: A Biased Account of the Jewish War
In most cases, the individuals, parties and groups who come out on top build history. Many important parts of history need to be understood as a perspective in a time or an event, and the Josephus’ account of the Jewish Wars and the storming of the Temple by the Romans is no exception. It is more important to understand what justifies the perspectives of history’s authors, and what it means for these authors to articulate their perspective within the course of history. According to Joseph Telushkin in his seminal work in the canon of Jewish literature, Jewish Literacy, Josephus’ Jewish Wars is an undeniable part of Judaic history despite its downfalls. Though Flavius...
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