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Josephus's thirty volumes (more consulted than read) are considered the ultimate reference work for Judaism in the Graeco-Roman period. Even the more sceptical, who would wish to read between the lines, must often resort to arbitrary techniques because it is not apparent where the 'lines' are. This volume of essays by seven prominent scholars-John Barclay, Per Bilde, Steve Mason, Tessa Rajak, Joseph Sievers, Paul Spilsbury and Gregory E. Sterling-is another step in the effort to change the way we look at this most famous/notorious ancient Jewish historian. It introduces him as a rational being, a first-century author, and a thinker, with his own literary and social contexts-on the premise that he is worth trying to understand. Three essays deal with his Jewish Antiquities, two with Against Apion, and two with the larger themes of afterlife and apocalyptic in his writings. An up-to-date assessment of Josephus and his modern scholarly interpreters, for expert and non-expert alike.
About the Author: Steve Mason is Professor of Humanities (Programmes in Classics, Religious Studies, and Graduate History) at York University, Toronto, Canada.
Titel: Understanding Josephus: Seven Perspectives (...
Verlag: Bloomsbury T&T Clark
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Buchbeschreibung Sheffield Academic Press [ T & T Clark ], Sheffield, 1998. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition.. FIRST EDITION : 1998. [ Revised and expanded translation of Der Gesalbte und sein Volk: Gottingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht. Based on author's thesis, Freie Universitat Berlin. ]. Hardback. Red cloth, gilt lettered spine and cover. In Pale green printed dust-jacket - now in archival quality protective sleeve. No owner name or internal markings. Bright, tight and clean. 356 pages. Bibliography. Index. A FINE copy in like jacket. **Will be well-packed for posting/shipping**. Lg.8vo. SUMMARY : In this systematic and radical work, Oegema studies the origins and development of expectations of a messiah-royal, priestly or prophetic. In five parts, all the Jewish and Christian literature from 200 BCE to 200 CE is analysed for its messianic interests. Special attention is devoted to the Pseudepigrapha, the Qumran literature, Philo, Josephus, the writings of the Early Church, the Jewish Apocalypses and the early Rabbinic writings. In this important work, Oegema contends that we cannot speak of a 'messianic idea' in Judaism, but that we can trace a historical trajectory of messianic expectations. [ Rosley Books for Antiquarian books, Cumberland, Everyman, Keswick, Inklings, Literature, MacDonald, Rarities, Theology and History. ] Size: Lg 8vo 0.0. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0026349
Buchbeschreibung Publisher Not Specified, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1850758786. with dustjacket, 1998 clean bright copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 116361
Buchbeschreibung SHEFFIELD ACADEMIC PRESS, SHEFFIELD, 1998. Encuadernacion original. Buchzustand: NUEVO / NEW. 1ª edicion. MASON, S., ED. UNDERSTANDING JOSEPHUS. SEVEN PERSPECTIVES. SHEFFIELD, 1998, 260 p. Encuadernacion original. Nuevo. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 52638