The demise of Joshua according to Josephus

Show simple item record Begg, Christopher T. 2007-07-10T08:03:50Z 2007-07-10T08:03:50Z 2007-03
dc.description.abstract This article focuses on Josephus' account of the end of Joshua in his Ant. 5.115-119. It offers a detailed comparison between that account and its biblical source (Jos 23-24) on the one hand, and two other postbiblical narrations of Joshua's demise, that is those of Pseudo-Philo in Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum 23-24 and the "Samaritan Chronicle No. II," on the other. As compared with Joshua 23-24, Josephus' version appears highly abbreviated, leaving aside, for example, the whole of Joshua 23 as well as 24:16- 28, 31-32, even while also introducing various new elements. Josephus shares his non-reproduction of Joshua 23 and 24:31-32 with Pseudo-Philo and the Chronicle, for example, but deviates from these other witnesses in his downplaying of the role / activities of the dying Joshua. en
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dc.identifier.citation Begg, CT 2007, 'The demise of Joshua according to Josephus', HTS Theological Studies/Teologiese Studies, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 129-145. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria en
dc.rights Reformed Theological College, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria en
dc.subject Samaritan Chronicle en
dc.subject.lcsh Pseudo-Philo -- Liber antiquitatum biblicarum lat
dc.subject.lcsh Joshua (Biblical figure) en
dc.subject.lcsh Josephus, Flavius en
dc.subject.lcsh Bible -- O.T. -- Joshua XXIII, XXIV -- Historiography en
dc.subject.lcsh Philo, of Alexandria en
dc.title The demise of Joshua according to Josephus en
dc.type Article en

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