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Posidonius of Apamea (C)

Bezalel Bar-Kochva

in The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780520253360
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520943636 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520253360.003.0013
Posidonius of Apamea (C)

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This chapter discusses Josephus's account of the siege of Jerusalem, which includes unique features that cannot be found in his other works, noting that this account expresses definite views on the customs and the religion of the Jews, and on their leader as well. It tries to establish the account' source/s and identify its hidden messages, in order to add to the understanding of Posidonius's attitude toward Jews and Judaism.

Keywords: siege of Jerusalem; unique features; Josephus; Jewish customs; Jewish religion; Jewish leader; hidden messages

Chapter.  21032 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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