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The War of the Jews was written by Flavius Josephus and is a description of the events leading up to and during the Jewish War of 66-73 CE Josephus was a general that was born and raised a Jew and events in his life led him to switch from being a Jewish general to helping the Jewish enemy the Romans It is difficult to distinguish whether Josephus favors the Romans or the Jews in his text because he did not give a clear definite answer In the War of the Jews the evidence in the text shows that Josephus favors the Romans through his discussion of his switch in alliances the strength of the Roman armies the weakness of the Jews and the courage that was witnessed by himself and othersTo begin Josephus had a difficult and extreme change going from being a general for the Jews to assisting the Romans After being in hiding after the battle loss of the Jews at Jotapata Josephus was found and captured by the Romans Josephus was given the opportunity by Vespasian a Roman general to either volunteer to help the Romans and live or to be slain Vespasian saw something in Josephus that was worth sparing his life and it was even said that other commanders rather admired him than hated him pg 156 The fact that other powerful Roman commanders admired Josephus could be a reason for him to go be apart of the strongest army of that time Josephus was very conflicted on his decision given that he was raised a Jew and was also a powerful general of the Jewish people There was a very large chance that he would be viewed as a traitor of his people if he were to join the Romans Now a few days previous to this in the midst of the battle between Josephus leading the Jews and Vespasian leading the Romans Josephus realized that the
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