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Title A companion to Josephus in his world / edited by Honora Howell Chapman and Zuleika Rodgers
Published Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Malden, MA : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016
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Series Blackwell companions to the ancient world
Blackwell companions to the ancient world
Contents Part I. Writings. 1. Josephus's Judean War / Steve Mason -- 2. Many Sources but a Single Author: Josephus's Jewish Antiquities / Daniel R. Schwartz -- 3. Josephus's Autobiography (Life of Josephus) / Steve Mason -- 4. Against Apion / John Barclay. Part II. 5. Josephus's literary context. Josephus as a Roman Historian / Steve Mason -- 6. Josephus and Greek Imperial Literature / Eran Almagor -- 7. Josephus and the Bible / Paul Spilsbury -- 8. Josephus and Philo in Rome / Maren R. Niehoff -- 9. Josephus and the New Testament / Helen K. Bond. Part III. Themes. 10. Josephus and the Archaeology of Galilee / Zeev Weiss -- 11. Josephus as a Military Historian / Jonathan P. Roth -- 12. Josephus on Women / Tal Ilan -- 13. The Hasmoneans in Josephus / Erich S. Gruen -- 14. Herod the Great in Josephus / Jan Willem van Henten -- 15. The Herodian Temple in Josephus / David A. Kaden -- 16. Josephus and the Jewish Sects / Albert I. Baumgarten -- 17. Josephus and the Priesthood / James S. McLaren -- 18. Josephus and Halacha / David Nakman -- 19. Josephus and Rabbinic Literature / Richard Kalmin. Part IV. Transmission and reception history. 20. The Text of the Josephan Corpus: Principal Greek Manuscripts, Ancient Latin Translations, and the Indirect Tradition / Tommaso Leoni -- 21. The Ancient Latin Translations of Josephus / David B. Levenson and Thomas R. Martin -- 22. The Testimonium Flavianum / Alice Whealey -- 23. Josephus and Patristic Literature / Sabrina Inowlocki -- 24. The Christian Reception of Josephus in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages / Karen M. Kletter -- 25. Sefer Yosippon (Josippon) / Saskia Dönitz -- 26. The Slavonic Version of Josephus's Jewish War / Kate Leeming -- 27. Josephus in Renaissance Italy / Silvia Castelli -- 28. A Note on English Translations of Josephus from Thomas Lodge to D.S. Margoliouth / Gohei Hata -- 29. From Masada to Jotapata: On Josephus in Twentieth-Century Hebrew Scholarship / Daniel R. Schwartz -- 30. Josephus Comicus in Monty Python's Life of Brian and History of the World, Part 1 / Honora Howell Chapman
Summary "Considered the most important historian of Jewish antiquity, the works of Flavius Josephus offer unparalleled insights into the world of Late Second Temple Judaism, the dawn of Christianity, and the early years of the Roman Empire. A Companion to Josephus presents a collection of readings that probe deeply into aspects relating to the four extant works of the first century Jewish historian Flavius Josephus. Featuring contributions from more than two dozen renowned international scholars specializing in Josephus and related studies, readings introduce the writings of Josephus, put them into historical contexts, explore their transmission and reception, and highlight contemporary scholarly approaches to two millennia of Josephan studies. Following an examination of the four individual texts and their manuscript tradition and situating the writings of Josephus among contemporaneous Greek, Roman, Jewish, and Christian works, a wide variety of themes are explored--the archaeology of Galilee, military history, the Jerusalem Temple, women, Jewish rulers, and more. Further readings follow the transmission and reception of the Josephan corpus along its remarkable journey from Late Antiquity through to the Medieval, early Modern, and Modern periods. In the first single-volume scholarly guide to Josephus, A Companion to Josephus sheds important new light into the writings of an eyewitness to a pivotal point in world history"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Machine generated contents note: Notes on Contributors List of Illustrations Abbreviations Introduction I Writings 1. Judean War 2. Jewish Antiquities 3. Life 4. Against Apion II Josephus's Literary Context 5. Josephus as a Roman Historian 6. Josephus and Greek Imperial Literature 7. Josephus and the Hebrew Scriptures 8. Josephus and Philo 9. Josephus and the New Testament III Themes 10. Josephus and the Archaeology of Galilee 11. Josephus as Military Historian 12. Women in Josephus 13. The Hasmoneans in Josephus 14. Herod the Great in Josephus 15. The Herodian Temple in Josephus 16. Josephus and the Jewish Sects 17. Josephus and the Priesthood 18. Josephus and Halacha 19. Josephus and Rabbinic Literature IV Transmission And Reception History 20. The Manuscript Tradition 21. The Ancient Latin Translations of Josephus 22. The Testimonium Flavianum 23. Josephus and Patristic Literature 24. The Christian Reception of Josephus in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages 25. Sefer Yosippon 26. The Slavonic Version of Josephus 's Jewish War 27. Josephus in Renaissance Italy 28. English Translations of Josephus 29. Josephus in Hebrew Scholarship 30. Josephus Comicus in Monty Python's Life of Brian and History of the World, Part 1
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Josephus, Flavius
Josephus, Flavius.
Judaism -- History -- Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Judaism -- Post-exilic period (Judaism)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Chapman, Honora Howell, editor
Rodgers, Zuleika, editor
LC no. 2015030964
ISBN 1118325168
1118325176 (epub)
1118325192 (pdf)
9781118325162
9781118325179 (epub)
9781118325193 (pdf)
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