Josephus: Essential Works hb
By Paul L. Maier. Reader's digest version of Josephus. A lot of the redundancy has been removed, and the narratives arranged in chronological order, with a much easier translation than the older Whiston edition. This is a good way to start in Josephus studies. Color maps, time-lines, pictures, lists, charts, and diagrams, along with a modern translation. Essential for a clear grasp of first century history, especially regarding AD 70. Shows the chronological flow of events leading up to and during the war with Rome. Makes the historical context behind the New Testament come alive. 416 pp hb