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Flavius Josephus: Translation and Commentary, Volume 6a: Judean Antiquities 11 (Paul Spilsbury) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2016) 9789004330610
Flavius Josephus: Translation and Commentary, Volume 6a: Judean Antiquities 11 (Paul Spilsbury) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2016) 9789004330610
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Title: Flavius Josephus: Translation and Commentary, Volume 6a: Judean Antiquities 11

Author: Spilsbury, Paul

Additional Authors or Contributors: Chris Seeman (eds)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2016

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004330610

Volumes: 1; Pages: 186

List Price in Hardcover: $143.00 Our price: $121.99

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This volume provides the first full commentary to Book 11 of Josephus' Judean Antiquities, with a new English translation. In Antiquities 11 Josephus offers a retelling of the biblical narratives of Ezra-Nehemiah (Ant. 11.1-183) and Esther (Ant. 11.184-296), along with a brief post-biblical narrative dealing with late Persian-era Judea (Ant. 11.297-347). The commentary interprets Josephus' narrative in detail, identifying biblical, historical and literary considerations that arise from the text. Attention is given to manuscript variants, vocabulary, use of sources, parallel accounts, and Josephus' Jewish, Roman, and Greek historiographical contexts. The volume also contains an appendix on Alexander the Great?s visit to Jerusalem as related in non-Josephan sources.
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