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Josephus, a Palestinian Jew, authored "Bellum Judaicum", which chronicled the Jewish riot opposed to Rome began in sixty six advert in Jerusalem, and approximately two decades later wrote "Antiquitates Judaicae", a learn of Jewish heritage from the construction to sixty six advert. In either "Bellum Judaicum" and the "Vita", an appendix to "Antiquitates Judaicae", Josephus bargains along with his personal rule within the warfare. even if either works have apologetic goals, Josephus adjustments his tale from one paintings to the subsequent. via viewing those works within the higher context of Josephus's lifestyles and never in isolation from each other, Shaye J.D. Cohen strains Josephus's improvement as a historian, as an apologist, and as a Jew. Cohen bases ancient reconstruction of Josephus's participation within the warfare on a delineation of particular contradictions among the 2 works, a survey of the scholarship at the topic, a dialogue of the literary courting among the 2 files, an research of the way Josephus handled his assets, and an in depth research of either the "Bellum Judaicum" and the "Vita".

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Grant, The Ancient Historians ( N . Y . 1970) 243-268; M. Hengel, Die Zeloten (Leiden 1961) 376-381; A. Schalit in Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt II, 2, ed. H . Y. 1975) 276-278; D. R h o a d s , Israel in Revolution (Philadelphia 1976) ; E. M. S m a l l w o o d , The Jews under Roman 149-153· Rule (Leiden 1976) 303; P. A. Brunt, Klio 59 (1977) ignored Laqueur or criticized him, but used V as the basis for the early history of the Jewish war or for the characterization of Josephus' mission to Galilee.

This interpretation of De Thuc. 5 p. 819 and 6 G . A v e n a r i u s , Lukians Schrift zur Geschichtsschreibung (Meisenheim/Glan 1956) 71-80, esp. 76-77. On t h e similarity of t h e J o s e p h a n a n d D i o n y s i a n p r o e m s , s e e H . W . A t t r i d g e , The Interpretation of Biblical History in the Antiquitates Judaicae of Flavius Josephus ( M i s s o u l a 1 9 7 6 ) 4 3 - 6 0 . A f u r t h e r m i s t a k e of Collomp is his description of D i o n y s i u s ' a t t i t u d e t o w a r d s d o c u m e n t a r y history.

What, then, is the explanation of A J 1 . 1 7 ? ) the material presented in A J 1 - 1 1 stood before Josephus in written form. 28-43, a description of the Jewish scriptures (άναγραφαί). 29 and 37). 38-41). 42) to the 1 L . H . F e l d m a n , i n Religions in Antiquity: Essays ... E. R. Goodenough, ed. J. N e u s n e r (Leiden 1968) 3 3 6 - 3 3 9 w i t h 336-337 n. 1. i 7 refers o n l y t o t h e first half of A J, n o t the entire work. 2 W h i c h t w e n t y - t w o books these were is n o t our concern.

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