The wonderful and most deplorable history of the latter times of the Jews : with the destruction of the city of Jerusalem : Which history begins where the Holy Scriptures end / By Josephus Ben Gorion ; Whereunto is added, a brief of the ten captivities, with the portrait of the Roman rams, and engines of battery, &c. As also, of Jerusalem ; with the fearful and presaging apparitions, that were seen in the air, before her ruin.

Standardized Title:
Josippon. English.
Other Title:
Wars of the Jews
Printed at Leominster, Massachusetts : by Adams & Wilder, for Isaiah Thomas, Jun. Sold by them at their respective Printing Offices in Worcester and Leominster, March 1803.
vi, 305 p. ; 18 cm.
Jews -- History -- 586 B.C.-70 A.D.
Place of Publication:
United States Massachusetts Leominster.
Running title: The wars of the Jews.
Peter Morwen's translation of Sebastian Münster's Latin version of Abraham ben David's abstract of a disputed work known as Josippon or Yosippon, sometimes listed under the pseudonym Josephus ben Gorion. The translation was first published in London, 1558, under the title: A compendious and moste marveylous history of the latter times of the Jews commune weale. Cf. Dict. Nat. Biog., v. 13, p. 1067; Oxford Univ. Bodleian Libr., Cat. librorum hebraeorum, col. 1759; Jewish Encyc., v. 7, p. 260.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
Kaplan Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2012 by Arnold and Deanne Kaplan.
Kaplan Collection copy has imprint without the phrase "for Isaiah Thomas, Jun."
Kaplan Collection copy collectify accession no. 2009.10.13.00001
Penn Provenance:
Davison, John (autograph) (RBC copy)
Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich (bookplate) (RBC copy)
Rockefeller, John D., Jr. (bookplate) (RBC copy)
Library of the Colgate-Rochester Divinity School (stamp) (RBC copy)
Kaplan, Arnold (donor) (Kaplan Collection copy)
Kaplan, Deanne (donor) (Kaplan Collection copy)
Howe, Rusha (?) (autograph) (Kaplan Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
Cited in:
Shaw & Shoemaker 4463.
Morwen, Peter.
Münster, Sebastian, 1489-1552.
Ibn Daud, Abraham ben David, Halevi, ca. 1110-ca. 1180.
Joseph ben Gorion, ha-Kohen.
Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica (University of Pennsylvania)
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