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This choice of essays covers the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus and the heritage of the second one Temple interval. The contributions are revised models of papers added at a global colloquium in reminiscence of Professor Morton Smith, which was once held at San Miniato, Italy, in November 1992. The essays disguise a large diversity of ancient and historiographical matters in regards to the Seleucid, Hasmonean, Herodian and Roman sessions, for which the significance of Josephus can hardly ever be over priced. Josephus's trustworthiness as a historian is investigated from numerous angles. mild is thrown on philological, literary, geographical, archaeological, sociological and non secular questions. The ebook encompasses a severe evaluate of Morton Smith's scholarly success.

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9. Ant 20 § 173: "There arose also a quarrel between the Judaean and Syrian inhabitants of Caesarea on the subject of equal civic rights. " This is wrong; they w e r e by birth m e m b e r s of a Jewish (that is, J u d a e a n ) nation, the e&voi; of the ' l o u S a r o t . 2 = Stern 1974-84: n o . 185, ' r e c e n t l y we ourselves might have seen, a m o n g the exhibits of the procession at the g a m e s of the Circus, a man of the Jewish race (ludaeae gentis) w h o was of g r e a t e r stature than the tallest G e r m a n " (1,CL translation).

Eccl. 1). D. " Josepiius speaks of individuals w h o TO yevoi; are; G e r a s e n e (JW 4 § 503) A p a m e a n {Ant 13 § 131) Jerusalemite {Ant 17 § 78; 20 § 163) Samarian {Ant 18 § 167)'^ N e h a r d e a n (Ant 18 § 314) Clazomenian {Ant 20 § 252) Dabarittan {Life § 126) Heliopolitan {AgAp 1 § 250, a quotation from M a n e t h o ; also § 265) (c) TO yivoQ in apposition to adjectives or proper nouns d e n o t i n g origin from an Israelite tribe or group. 7W^4 § 225 andAgAp 1 § 54; s e e D . R .

For whether it is translated "by birth" or "by nation" its meaning is more or less the same. ^'' Thus, the practical consequences o f the distinction between "Judaean" and "Jew" may not have been great, but the exegetical consequences are significant. When Josephus calls s o m e o n e "Judaean by birth," h e d o e s not mean that the person was "Jewish," that is, a follower of Judaism. Rather h e m e a n s that the person was born in Judaea. There is no reason t o assume that any of the people called 'louSaiot; TO Y^VOI; " W h e t h e r "Jews" in t h e d i a s p o r a wih have b e e n "Judaeans," that is, m e m b e r s of t h e e t h n i c c o m m u n i t i e s of p e o p l e hailing from J u d a e a , will have v a r i e d from p l a c e t o p l a c e , d e p e n d i n g o n the n a t u r e of local c o m m u n a l o r g a n i z a t i o n .

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