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Review of Josephus

I finally finished Josephus. I think every Christian ought to read The Jewish Antiquities, as it gives the story of the Old Testament as a story, epic in sweep. (Though Josephus does go with rabbinic interpretation rather than with the OT in some places.) Also the story of the Jewish Wars with Rome helped me understand the context of the early Church much better.

Just going by the text this would be a good book, but with Paul Maier's additions of great illustrations, photographs, and maps, the history really comes to life and makes the Paul Maier edition of Josephus a great read.