Josephus' Interpretation of the Books of Samuel

Michael Avioz

Josephus' Interpretation of the Books of Samuel
Josephus' Interpretation of the Books of Samuel

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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 books 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 the ancient texts and its relevance to scholarly discourse today.

  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Part I
    • Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION
    • Chapter 2: THE BOOKS OF SAMUEL: AN OVERVIEW
  • Part II
    • Chapter 3: THE SAUL NARRATIVE IN JOSEPHUS' ANTIQUITIES
    • Chapter 4: THE DAVID NARRATIVE IN JOSEPHUS' ANTIQUITIES
  • Part III
    • Chapter 5: GENERAL ISSUES IN JOSEPHUS' REWRITING OF THE BOOKS OF SAMUEL
    • Chapter 6: CONCLUSION
  • Bibliography
  • Index of References
  • Index of Authors


Pages: 272
Publisher: T&T Clark
Published: 2015
ISBN-10: 0567608808
ISBN-13: 9780567608802

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