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Bibil Identifier bibil:153276
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Samson's Initial Exploits According to Josephus
Author Begg, Christopher
Journal Liber Annuus. Studium Biblicum Franciscanum (Volume: 57)
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Language English
Pages 317-341 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Josephus devotes a total of eighteen extended paragraphs of Antiquities 5 to his reproduction of Judges 14-15. Already this “quantitative” observation makes clear the historian’s interest in the passage. That interest becomes even more interest when one attends – as I have tried to do in this essay – to the manifold pains Josephus has taken in adapting the biblical presentation of Samson’s exploits to his own purposes in writing his history. Such exertion on the historian’s part, in turn, calls for a like exertion by contemporary students of his corpus.
DOI 10.1484/J.LA.2.305716
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Hellenistic Judaism : Josephus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Origins : Premonarchical Period : Judges : Samson
Pericopes Judges 14-15
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