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Bibil Identifier bibil:215474
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Procopius of Caesarea and the Girgashite Diaspora
Author Amitay, Ory
Journal Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha (Volume: 20, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 257-276 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Procopius of Caesarea reports the existence of an inscription in Numidia, allegedly written by the refugees from Canaan’s conquest by Joshua. While this claim cannot be taken at face value, it raises interesting questions as to its provenance and purpose. Regarding provenance, the complicated situation of the sources (especially the ongoing debate about the real date of Moses of Khorene) unfortunately prevents a firm conclusion. Regarding purpose, the inscription seems to reflect the political and religious tensions, which accompanied Belisarius’ campaign to regain North Africa for the Roman Empire and Justinian’s attempts to Christianize those parts of African society who abided by their polytheistic ancestral custom.
DOI 10.1177/0951820711411219
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Africa
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Periods : Sixth Century and beyond
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Origins : Exodus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Origins : Israelite Implantation : Joshua
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