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The Tobiad Romance

Edited by Lawrence M. Wills

in Ancient Jewish Novels

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195151428
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199870516 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195151429.003.0009
 The Tobiad Romance

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An introduction and translation of The Tobiad Romance, which recounts the family drama of wealthy Jews called the Tobiads. It is known only through its use by Josephus in his history entitled Antiquities of the Jews. The economic conditions of wealthy entrepreneurial Jews, especially as regards taxation, are treated, but their success is also marked by miracles.

Keywords: Antiquities of the Jews; history; Josephus; miracles; Tobiad Romance; Tobiads

Chapter.  5414 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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