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State of the City–Advance of the Roman Army–Danger of Titus— Capture of the first Wall—Of the second—Famine—Murders within the City--Crucifixions without—The City encircled with a Trench and Wall—Antonia taken—Capture—Conflagration of the Temple— Capture and Demolition of the City--Fate of John and Simon— Numbers slain and taken Prisoners—Triumph of Vespasian and Titus.............................................. ... ... page 7

BOOK XVI.i. termination of the WAR.

Fall of Herodion—Machaerus—Masada—Fate of Josephus—Agrippa-
Berenice ............... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07

BOOK XVIII.
BARCOCHA.B.

Character of the ensuing History—Re-establishment of Jewish Communities—Origin and Growth of Rabbinism—History to the Time of Trajan–Insurrections in Egypt, Cyrene, Cyprus, Mesopotamia, Palestine—Rabbi Akiba-Barcochab–Fall of Bither....... .... 78

BOOK Xix.

THE PATRIARCH of THE west, AND THE PRINCE of THE
CAPTIVITY.

Re-establishment of the Community—Patriarch of Tiberias—His Power
and Dominions—Jews in Egypt—Asia Minor–Greece--Italy—Spain
—Gaul–Germany—Origin and Nature of the Rabbinical Authority—
The Worship of the Synagogue—Early History of the Patriarchate-
Civil Contests–Contests with the Babylonian Jews—Relation with
Rome—The Prince of the Captivity--Jews in China........... 107

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