The Jewish War of Flavius Josephus: A New Translation

כריכה קדמית
Houlston and Stoneman, 1851

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מונחים וביטויים נפוצים

קטעים בולטים

עמוד 197 - A voice from the east, a voice from the west, a voice from the four winds, a voice against Jerusalem and the holy house, a voice against the bridegrooms and the brides, and a voice against this whole people.
עמוד cxci - October and November. November and December. December and January. January and February. February and March.
עמוד 46 - Nature, doing violence to herself in bringing together plants of discordant habits, and an admirable rivalry of the seasons, each, as it were, asserting her right to the soil ; for it not only possesses the extraordinary virtue of nourishing fruits of opposite climes, but also maintains a continual supply of them. Thus it produces those most royal of all, the grape and the fig, during ten months, without intermission, while the other varieties ripen the year round.
עמוד 129 - The Temple, as I have said, was seated on a strong hill. Originally, the level space on its summit scarcely sufficed for the sanctuary and the altar, the ground about being abrupt and steep ; but King Solomon, who built the sanctuary, having completely Walled up the eastern side, a colonnade was built upon the embankment ; on the other side the sanctuary remained exposed. In process of time, however, as people were constantly adding to the embankment, the hill became level and broader.
עמוד 241 - ... now the time has come that bids us prove our determination by our deeds. At such a time we must not disgrace ourselves: hitherto we have never submitted to slavery, even when it brought no danger with it: we must not choose slavery now, and with it penalties that will mean the end of everything if we fall alive into the hands of the Romans. For we were the first of all to revolt, and shall be the last to break off the struggle. And I think it is God who has given us this privilege that we can...
עמוד 228 - ... likewise made of gold, but constructed on a different pattern from those which we use in ordinary life. Affixed to a pedestal was a central shaft, from which there extended slender branches, arranged trident-fashion, a wrought lamp being attached to the extremity of each branch ; of these there were seven, indicating the honour paid to that number among the Jews. After these, and last of all the spoils, was carried a copy of the Jewish Law.
עמוד 115 - Josephus says that in the winter of 69-70, John's party burned the buildings stocked with provisions, and Simon did the same, "as though they were purposely serving the Romans by destroying what the city had provided against a siege... The city was converted into a desolate no man's land...
עמוד 246 - Wretched will be the young, whose strong bodies can sustain many tortures, wretched, too, the old, whose age cannot endure afflictions! One man will see his wife dragged away by violence, another hear the voice of his child crying to a father whose hands are bound. But ours are still free and grasp the sword.
עמוד 245 - Jewish nation? which was fortified by so many walls round about, which had so many fortresses and large towers to defend it, which could hardly contain the instruments prepared for the war, and which had so many ten thousands of men to fight for it? "Where is this city that was believed to...
עמוד 189 - amidst war, famine, and sedition, to what end should I preserve thee ? With the Romans slavery awaits us, should we live till they come ; but famine is forestalling slavery, and more cruel than both are the rebels. Come, be thou food for me, to the rebels an avenging fury, and to the world a tale such as alone is wanting to the calamities of the Jews.

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