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1 Introduction Flavius Josephus (c. 37–c. 100 CE ) clearly knew Scripture. Most of his tractate Jewish Antiquities is, after all, a retelling (even if eclectic and tendentious) of the narrative of Jewish Scripture. Where and how, though, did he first learn it? 1 Scholars have long

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Philo of Alexandria, Paul and also Flavius ​​Josephus. The model underwent a specifically Jewish modification in that νοῦς was identified with πνεῦμα on the basis of Gen 2:7. With regard to Philo, this thesis is certainly plausible, even if many details remain unclear. 3 With regard to Paul, the

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Many scholars have explored how Josephus’s Jewish Antiquities adapts biblical narrative for his Greco-Roman audiences. 1 In this article, I will contribute to that broader exploration by focusing on a theme that has received insufficient attention: how Josephus re-presents the patriarchs

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Introduction 1 In a recent study of the terms genos and ethnos in Josephus’ work, Erich Gruen argues that while Josephus uses genos frequently in relation to individual lineage, especially to refer to Jewish priestly ancestry or royal ancestry, he did not view the people of Israel

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Journal of Ancient Judaism, 7. Jg., 385–396, ISSN: 1869-3296 (print), 2196-7954 (online) © 2016 [2017] Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co. KG, Göttingen Josephus and the Signifying Body David Lincicum (University of Notre Dame) In the midst of the recent resurgence of interest in ancient Jewish and

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Journal of Ancient Judaism, 8. Jg., 257–270, ISSN: 1869-3296 (print), 2196-7954 (online) © 2017 [2018] Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co. KG, Göttingen Tragic Elements in Josephus Pity as a Goal of the Jewish War and Greek Tragedy Sören Swoboda (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena) While the

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Journal of Ancient Judaism, 6. Jg., 182–205, ISSN: 1869-3296 (print), 2196-7954 (online) © 2015 (2016) Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co. KG, Göttingen Josephus’s Ambivalent Attitude towards Women and Power The Case of Queen Alexandra1 Etka Liebowitz (Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies

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1 Introduction 1 Numerous studies focus on the topic of women in Josephus and, in recent years, Queen Shelamzion/Salome Alexandra (reigned c. 76–67 BCE ) and other royal Hasmonean and Hellenistic women have also received scholarly attention. 2 Although a number of women ruled as co

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1 Introduction After the Septuagint, no literary source was used more in the composition of Josephus’s Jewish Antiquities than the Universal History by Nicolaus of Damascus. Nicolaus was a friend and advisor of Herod the Great from before 14 BCE (perhaps as early as 30 BCE and

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1 Introduction 1 This study examines how Philo and Josephus construct the image of Israelite- Judean fidelity. While they use pistis in as diverse ways as other Greek-speaking authors, they maintain a particular position in common: that pistis is a foundational virtue or characteristic

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