The Wars of the Jews

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

The Wars of the Jews (or The History of the Destruction of Jerusalem, or as it usually appears in modern English translations, The Jewish War - original title: Phlauiou Iôsêpou historia Ioudaïkou polemou pros Rhômaious bibliona) is a book written by the 1st century Jewish historian Josephus.

It is a description of Jewish history from the capture of Jerusalem by the Seleucid ruler Antiochus IV Epiphanes in 164 BC to the fall and destruction of Jerusalem in the First Jewish-Roman War in AD 70. The book was written about 75, originally in Josephus's "paternal tongue", probably Aramaic, though this version has not survived. It was later translated into Greek, probably under the supervision of Josephus himself.

The sources of knowledge that we have of this war are Josephus's account and from the Talmud (gittin 57b) and in midrash Eichah. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Antiquity

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Preface Graham Redman
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Play 01 01 - Book 1, Ch 01-02 lukeprog
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Play 02 02 - Book 1, Ch 03-04 lukeprog
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Play 03 03 - Book 1, Ch 05-06 lukeprog
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Play 04 04 - Book 1, Ch 07-08 lukeprog
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Play 05 05 - Book 1, Ch 09-10 lukeprog
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Play 06 06 - Book 1, Ch 11-12 MorganScorpion
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Play 07 07 - Book 1, Ch 13-14 MorganScorpion
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Play 08 08 - Book 1, Ch 15-16 MorganScorpion
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Play 09 09 - Book 1, Ch 17-18 Kevin Lavin
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Play 10 10 - Book 1, Ch 19-20 TriciaG
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Play 11 11 - Book 1, Ch 21-22 TriciaG
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Play 12 12 - Book 1, Ch 23-24 ontheroad
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Play 13 13 - Book 1, Ch 25-26 ontheroad
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Play 14 14 - Book 1, Ch 27-28 ontheroad
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Play 15 15 - Book 1, Ch 29-30 Sibella Denton
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Play 16 16 - Book 1, Ch 31-32 Sibella Denton
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Play 17 17 - Book 1, Ch 33 Sibella Denton
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Play 18 18 - Book 2, Ch 01-02 Sibella Denton
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Play 19 19 - Book 2, Ch 03-05 Sibella Denton
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Play 20 20 - Book 2, Ch 06-07 Sibella Denton
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Play 21 21 - Book 2, Ch 08-09 Andrew Coleman
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Play 22 22 - Book 2, Ch 10-11 Andrew Coleman
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Play 23 23 - Book 2, Ch 12-13 Andrew Coleman
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Play 24 24 - Book 2, Ch 14-15 TriciaG
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Play 25 25 - Book 2, Ch 16 TriciaG
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Play 26 26 - Book 2, Ch 17 TriciaG
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Play 27 27 - Book 2, Ch 18 Doug Delisle
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Play 28 28 - Book 2, Ch 19 Doug Delisle
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Play 29 29 - Book 2, Ch 20 Kristine Bekere
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Play 30 30 - Book 2, Ch 21-22 TriciaG
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Play 31 31 - Book 3, Ch 01-03 Mark Wilson
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Play 32 32 - Book 3, Ch 04-06 Mark Wilson
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Play 33 33 - Book 3, Ch 07 part 1 Mark Wilson
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Play 34 34 - Book 3, Ch 07 part 2 Mark Wilson
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Play 35 35 - Book 3, Ch 08 Ann Boulais
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Play 36 36 - Book 3, Ch 09 Ann Boulais
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Play 37 37 - Book 3, Ch 10 Ann Boulais
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Play 38 38 - Book 4, Ch 01 TriciaG
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Play 39 39 - Book 4, Ch 02 harsh365
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Play 40 40 - Book 4, Ch 03 TriciaG
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Play 41 41 - Book 4, Ch 04 TriciaG
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Play 42 42 - Book 4, Ch 05 Kristine Bekere
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Play 43 43 - Book 4, Ch 06 Kristine Bekere
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Play 44 44 - Book 4, Ch 77 Kristine Bekere
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Play 45 45 - Book 4, Ch 08 Kristine Bekere
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Play 46 46 - Book 4, Ch 09 Ann Boulais
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Play 47 47 - Book 4, Ch 10 Hollis Hanover
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Play 48 48 - Book 4, Ch 11 Ann Boulais
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Play 49 49 - Book 5, Ch 01 hearhis
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Play 50 50 - Book 5, Ch 02 Hollis Hanover
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Play 51 51 - Book 5, Ch 03-04 Hollis Hanover
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Play 52 52 - Book 5, Ch 05 JoeD
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Play 53 53 - Book 5, Ch 06 MorganScorpion
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Play 54 54 - Book 5, Ch 07-08 TriciaG
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Play 55 55 - Book 5, Ch 09 TriciaG
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Play 56 56 - Book 5, Ch 10-11 Ann Boulais
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Play 57 57 - Book 5, Ch 12-13 Ann Boulais
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Play 58 58 - Book 6, Ch 01 Mark F. Smith
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Play 59 59 - Book 6, Ch 02 Ann Boulais
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Play 60 60 - Book 6, Ch 03 Ann Boulais
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Play 61 61 - Book 6, Ch 04 TriciaG
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Play 62 62 - Book 6, Ch 05 TriciaG
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Play 63 63 - Book 6, Ch 06-07 TriciaG
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Play 64 64 - Book 6, Ch 08-10 TriciaG
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Play 65 65 - Book 7, Ch 01-02 Katie Riley
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Play 66 66 - Book 7, Ch 03-04 Katie Riley
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Play 67 67 - Book 7, Ch 05 TriciaG
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Play 68 68 - Book 7, Ch 06-07 TriciaG
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Play 69 69 - Book 7, Ch 08 part 1 David Leeson
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Play 70 70 - Book 7, Ch 08 part 2 David Leeson
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Play 71 71 - Book 7, Ch 09-11 David Leeson
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