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Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Jonathan Edmondson, Steve Mason, and James Rives (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Flavian Rome has most often been studied without serious attention to its most prolific extant author, Titus Flavius Josephus. Josephus, in turn, has usually been studied for what he is writing about ... More


The Media of Pharisaic Text‐Interpretive Tradition

Martin S. Jaffee

in Torah in the Mouth: Writing and Oral Tradition in Palestinian Judaism, 200 BCE - 400 CE

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140675
eISBN:
9780199834334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140672.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses upon conceptions of written and oral tradition ascribed to the Pharisees, an important group in Second Temple Judean society. It surveys the key sources of knowledge about ... More


Josephus

Jonathan J. Price

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 1: Beginnings to AD 600

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199218158
eISBN:
9780191804243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199218158.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter assesses the place of writer Flavius Josephus in the Graeco-Roman and biblical or Jewish historiographical traditions. Josephus learned two separate, independent historiographical ... More


Caesar Saved by the Jews

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0024
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Caesar owed his salvation to the Jews, and this he never forgot. The decisive battle that lifted the siege in which he was trapped in Alexandria was the battle of Pelusium, followed immediately by ... More


Scripture versus Tradition

Aharon Shemesh

in Halakhah in the Making: The Development of Jewish Law from Qumran to the Rabbis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259102
eISBN:
9780520945036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259102.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The new tendency of the Sadducees to appeal to Scripture for practical guidance caused a cultural and religious chain reaction. This chapter deals with the issue of the authority of the holy text ... More


HEROD THE SUN-LIKE SPLENDOR

Virginia Lynn Moylan

in Zora Neale Hurston's Final Decade

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813035789
eISBN:
9780813046228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035789.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on Hurston’s passionate obsession with and writings on the life of King Herod, the ruler of Judea from 40 B.C.E. to 4 B.C.E. and subject of her last novel. The myths and ... More


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