Minor Works of Josephus

Flavius JOSEPHUS (37 - c. 100), translated by William WHISTON (1667 - 1752)

There are 3 parts to this collection.

(1) Against Apion is a two-volume defence of Judaism as classical religion and philosophy, stressing its antiquity, as opposed to what Josephus claimed was the relatively more recent tradition of the Greeks. Some anti-Judean allegations ascribed by Josephus to the Greek writer Apion, and myths accredited to Manetho are also addressed.

(2) Discourse To The Greeks Concerning Hades describes the author's views on the afterlife against the prevailing view of the "Greeks" (i.e., the Greco-Romans) of his day. Although generally still reprinted in editions of Whiston's Josephus, later scholars have realized that this attribution is incorrect. This brief discourse, at least in its original form, is now attributed to the church father Hippolytus.

(3) The Life of Josephus is an autobiographical text written by Josephus in approximately 94-99 CE – possibly as an appendix to his Antiquities of the Jews – where the author for the most part re-visits the events of the War, apparently in response to allegations made against him by Justus of Tiberias. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, History, Antiquity

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Against Apion, Bk 1 Sec 1-8 Bill Mosley
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Play 02 02 - Against Apion, Bk 1 Sec 9-14 MaryAnn
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Play 03 03 - Against Apion, Bk 1 Sec 15-19 MorganScorpion
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Play 04 04 - Against Apion, Bk 1 Sec 20-22 MorganScorpion
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Play 05 05 - Against Apion, Bk 1 Sec 23-28 MorganScorpion
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Play 06 06 - Against Apion, Bk 1 Sec 29-35 MorganScorpion
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Play 07 07 - Against Apion, Bk 2 Sec 1-4 Rick Tabisz
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Play 08 08 - Against Apion, Bk 2 Sec 5-7 Rick Tabisz
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Play 09 09 - Against Apion, Bk 2 Sec 8-13 Rick Tabisz
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Play 10 10 - Against Apion, Bk 2 Sec 14-21 TriciaG
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Play 11 11 - Against Apion, Bk 2 Sec 22-32 TriciaG
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Play 12 12 - Against Apion, Bk 2 Sec 33-42 TriciaG
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Play 13 13 - Discourse on Hades Leni
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Play 14 14 - Life of Josephus pt 1 MorganScorpion
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Play 15 15 - Life of Josephus pt 2 MaryAnn
00:18:09
Play 16 16 - Life of Josephus pt 3 Sundiata
00:25:51
Play 17 17 - Life of Josephus pt 4 Sundiata
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Play 18 18 - Life of Josephus pt 5 Sundiata
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Play 19 19 - Life of Josephus pt 6 Sundiata
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Play 20 20 - Life of Josephus pt 7 Sundiata
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Play 21 21 - Life of Josephus pt 8 Sundiata
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Play 22 22 - Life of Josephus pt 9 TriciaG
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