he capture of Jerusalem by Antiochus Epiphanes in B. C. 170, runs rapidly over the events before Josephus's own time, and gives a detailed account of the fatal war with Rome. (Jos. Vit. 65; Euseb. Hist. Eccl. 3.9; Hieron. Catal. Script. Eccl. 13; Ittigius, Prolegomena; Fabric. Bibl. Graec. vol. v. p. 4; Voss. de Hist. Graec. p. 239, ed. Westermann.)
2. The Jewish Antiquities (*)Ioudai+kh\ a)rxaiologi/a）
The Jewish Antiquities (*)Ioudai+kh\ a)rxaiologi/a), in twenty books, completed about A. D. 93, and addressed to EPAPHRODITUS. The title as well as the number of books may have been suggested by the *(Rwmai+kh\ a)rxaiologi/a of Dionysius of Halicarnassus.
The work extends from the creation of the world to A. D. 66, the 12th year of Nero, in which the Jews were goaded to rebellion by Gessius Florus.
It embraces therefore, but more in detail, much of the matter of the first and part of the second book of the Jewish war. Both these histories are said to have been translated into Hebrew,