The Royal Family of Adiabene

Edited by Lawrence M. Wills

in Ancient Jewish Novels

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195151428
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199870516 | DOI:
 The Royal Family of Adiabene

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An introduction and translation of The Royal Family of Adiabene, a fragment of a historical novel used by Josephus in writing his Antiquities of the Jews. Queen Helena and her son Izates of Adiabene, a client kingdom of Rome, convert to Judaism and are threatened by bordering kings and their own subjects as a result. Through the providence

Keywords: conversion; ethnic groups; history; Izates of Adiabene; queen Helena; Rome; The Royal Family of Adiabene

Chapter.  4625 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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