This volume provides a new English translation and commentary on Josephus' Judean Antiquities 8-10 in which he retells the history of Israel from the time of the latter divided monarchy down through the exilic period. The commentary devotes particular attention to Josephus' use of his many biblical sources for this period, e.g., the books of Kings, Chronicles, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jonah and Nahum and Daniel. It also examines the question of the textual forms of these books used by him, and notes parallels to his presentation in both ancient Jewish and Greco-Roman literature. The book is intended primarily for biblicists and scholars of ancient Judaism.
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Christopher T. Begg, Ph.D. (1978) in Religious Studies, University of Louvain, is Professor of Old Testament at the Catholic University of America. He has published extensively on Josephus' reworkings of the Bible, includingJosephus' Account of the Early Divided Monarchy (Peeters, 1993) and Josephus' Story of the Later Monarchy (Peeters, 2000).Paul Spilsbury, Ph.D. (1994), University of Cambridge, is Professor of New Testament at Alliance University College in Calgary, Alberta. He has published widely of Josephus’ interpretation of the Hebrew Bible, includingThe Image of the Jew in Flavius Josephus’ Paraphrase of the Bible (Mohr Siebeck, 1998).
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