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Josephus' interpretation of the Books of Samuel

Author: Michael Avioz
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury T & T Clark, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2015.
Series: Library of Second Temple studies, 86.; T & T Clark library of biblical studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since the seventies, no study has examined the methodologies of Josephus' rewriting of an entire biblical book as part of his Judean Antiquities. This book attempts to fill this vacuum by exploring Josephus' adaptation of the book of Samuel, penetrating the exegetical strategies he employs to modify the biblical stories for his intended audience. Through meticulous comparison of the biblical narrative and Josephus'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Early works
History
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Flavius Josephus; Flavius Josephus; Saul, King of Israel; David, King of Israel; Flavius Josephus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Avioz
ISBN: 9780567608802 0567608808
OCLC Number: 894307886
Description: xvii, 254 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Preliminary matters --
Chapter 1: Introduction --
Chapter 2: The Books of Samuel in Josephus : an overview --
Part II. Josephus' treatment of the Books of Samuel --
Chapter 3: The Saul narrative in Josephus' antiquities --
Chapter 4: The David narrative in Josephus' antiquities --
Part III. Analysis of Josephus' techniques and overarching issues --
Chapter 5: Josephus' treatment of double narratives in the Books of Samuel --
Chapter 6: Conclusion.
Series Title: Library of Second Temple studies, 86.; T & T Clark library of biblical studies.
Responsibility: Michael Avioz.

Abstract:

"Since the seventies, no study has examined the methodologies of Josephus' rewriting of an entire biblical book as part of his Judean Antiquities. This book attempts to fill this vacuum by exploring Josephus' adaptation of the book of Samuel, penetrating the exegetical strategies he employs to modify the biblical stories for his intended audience. Through meticulous comparison of the biblical narrative and Josephus' Antiquities, broader issues - such as Josephus' attitude towards monarchy and women - gradually come to light, challenging long-held assumptions. This definitive exploration of Josephus' rewriting of Samuel illuminates the encounter between two ancient texts and its relevance to scholarly discourse today"--

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[A] thorough and even-handed investigation. * Journal for the Study of the Old Testament * Josephus' Interpretation of the Books of Samuel makes a significant and unique contribution to Josephus Read more...

 
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