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Bibil Identifier bibil:247282
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Josephus' Interpretation of the Books of Samuel
Author Avioz, Michael
Series Library of Second Temple Studies (Volume: 86)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 36328
Place 223.41.08
Publishing house Bloomsbury
Place London et al.
ISBN 978-0-56760-880-2
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xvii Pages
254 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Since the seventies, no study has examined the methodologies of Josephus' rewriting of an entire biblical book as part of his Judean Antiquities. This book attempts to fill this vacuum by exploring Josephus' adaptation of the books of Samuel, penetrating the exegetical strategies he employs to modify the biblical stories for his intended audience. Through meticulous comparison of the biblical narrative and Josephus' Antiquities, broader issues – such as Josephus' attitude towards monarchy and women – gradually come to light, challenging long-held assumptions. This definitive exploration of Josephus' rewriting of Samuel illuminates the encounter between the ancient texts and its relevance to scholarly discourse today.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Former Prophets : Samuel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Hellenistic Judaism : Josephus
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