Flavius Josephus is our only source of knowledge for much of the history of Judaism in the First
Century AD. For Christians, his histories provide essential background for an
understanding of the New Testament in its historical setting. His five most important works are included here.
After the Bible itself, no book so profoundly influenced early
Protestant sentiment as the Book of Martyrs. Even in our time it is still a living force. It is more than a record of
persecution. It is an arsenal of controversy, a storehouse of romance, as well as a source of edification.