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Bibil Identifier bibil:245153
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The City of Cain - The City of a Tyrant. The Political Aspect of the Cain Narrative in Josephus Flavius's Antiquitates Judaicae
Author Bejda, Wojciech
Journal Revue Biblique (Volume: 121, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 283-297 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The purpose of this paper is the analysis of Cain's portrait in Josephus' Antiquities. The Jewish author from his part adds many negative traits which change the Biblical killer into full-blooded tyrant. A distinctive vocabulary used by Josephus suggests his dependance on Philo of Alexandria in depicting Cain as a vile sophist-teacher. The idea that Cain forced his subjects to live in the town that he ruled may be based on achievements of Dionysius the Elder, the tyrant of Syracuse.
DOI 10.2143/RBI.121.2.3157156
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Cain
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Hellenistic Judaism : Josephus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Hellenistic Judaism : Philo of Alexandria
Pericopes Genesis 4
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