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Josephus, the Jewish historian who wrote approximately historical past, bible, and serves as a resource for a wide-range of similar disciplines is the topic of twenty 4 articles which grew out of a global colloquium.

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223). ) a depuis longtemps conduit les spécialistes du texte à juger que Josèphe avait délibérément intégré un matériau, dans un premier temps destiné à l’ouvrage annoncé, dans la rédaction finale de ses Antiquités : le long passage consacré aux sacrifices en Ant. 6 Cela signifie que cette notice sacrificielle est le produit d’une longue réflexion de Josèphe. 7 Josèphe avait une parfaite connaissance des lois rituelles du judaïsme, non seulement en raison de son éducation sacerdotale mais parce qu’il y avait prêté une particulière attention en vue de la rédaction de ses ouvrages – parus ou restés inédits.

406–418); campaign against Damascus (Ant. 418); campaign against Tigranes (Ant. 419–21); attempted insurrection (Ant. 422–29). 117–19). 18 kenneth atkinson Roman consul Lucullus had invaded his homeland. 26 In her final days, Salome Alexandra faced a coup led by her son Aristobulus II. 27 Shortly after she died, Aristobulus removed his brother Hyrcanus from power. Hyrcanus later rekindled their civil war. 28 2. Fact Josephus’ Antiquities follows the basic structure of the War. However, he has largely restructured and expanded the Antiquities to emphasize the instability of Salome Alexandra’s reign.

None of these are documented in Josephus’ books. Both pertain to the Nabateans. The invasion of Antiochus XII Dionysus is the perhaps the most puzzling section of Josephus’ history of Jannaeus’ reign. Josephus’ account is clearly selective and incomplete and does not adequately explain Jannaeus’ Nabatean policy. According to his War Dionysus attempted to transit Judea to invade the Nabatean Arabs. Jannaeus 26 Tigranes invaded Syria in 83 bce and expelled the Seleucid kings from northern Syria and lowland Cilicia.

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