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Bibil Identifier bibil:202340
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Josephus Flavius' Bedeutung hinsichtlich der Topographie und Geographie der Levante in hellenistischh-römischer Zeit
Author Vonach, Andreas
Journal Protokolle zur Bibel (Volume: 17, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language German
Pages 127-137 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Flavius Josephus' main works "Jewish War" and "Jewish Antiquities" are full of excurses on geography and topography of Palestine including information about economics, climate and society. These notes are mostly very precise and therefore seem to be the product of the author himself, who had broad knowledge of his country. Nevertheless, they also contain some pieces of "ideal geography", especially when they inform about thee most important Jewish regions - as for example Galilee or Jerusalem - or the merits of Herod the Great. All in all they are a very important source about the geography of Palestine during Roman period.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Hellenistic Judaism : Josephus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Lands of the Levant (except Canaan-Israel) : Lands of the Levant (in general) : Geography
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