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The Empire Writes Back: Josephan Rhetoric in Flavian Rome 1

John M. G. Barclay

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the Against Apion — the most overtly rhetorical of Josephus’ works — and demonstrates how Josephan rhetoric can fruitfully be explored by an analysis of the cultural codes it ... More


The Bible among Greeks and Romans

Tessa Rajak

in Translation and Survival: The Greek Bible of the Ancient Jewish Diaspora

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199558674
eISBN:
9780191720895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558674.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores evidence of pagan interest in the Greek Bible. At Alexandria, the first flush of Ptolemaic interest in the Jewish nomos died away quite quickly. It is perhaps surprising that we ... More


Stoic Ethics in the Service of Jewish Law

Maren R. Niehoff

in Philo of Alexandria: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300175233
eISBN:
9780300231304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175233.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter shows how Philo's exposition of Mosaic law is motivated by the apologetic need to counter Apion's slanders and persuade a broader Roman audience of the value of Jewish customs. ... More


Jewish Lists

Edmon L. Gallagher and John D. Meade

in The Biblical Canon Lists from Early Christianity: Texts and Analysis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198792499
eISBN:
9780191834493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792499.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In this chapter we provide texts, translations, and analysis of the two earliest Jewish canon lists: Josephus and the Babylonian Talmud. Josephus provides the earliest definitive ‘list’ of the ... More


Flavius Josephus

Michael Tuval

in A Guide to Early Jewish Texts and Traditions in Christian Transmission

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190863074
eISBN:
9780190863104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863074.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The works of first century CE Jewish historian Flavius Josephus constitute our main source for the study of Jewish history of the Second Temple period. In this chapter, we briefly discuss Josephus’ ... More


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