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Bibil Identifier bibil:145847
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Saul as a Just Judge in Josephus' Antiquities of the Jews
Author Avioz, Michael
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 8, Issue: 18)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 8 pages.
Abstract This essay reconsiders Louis Feldman's assertion that Josephus characterized Saul as a king who administered justice. This assertion is examined against the narratives in 1 Samuel 14 and 22. My conclusion is that Josephus did not praise Saul for being a just king. In this regard, his characterization of Saul is consistent with the biblical narratives in 1 Samuel 14 and 22, which denounce Saul for being a negative model of the king as supreme judge.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Hellenistic Judaism : Josephus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Saul
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Judges
Pericopes 1 Samuel 14
1 Samuel 22
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