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Flavius Josephus: Translation and Commentary: Judean War 2 volume 1b

Flavius Josephus: Translation and Commentary: Judean War 2 volume 1b

Hardback Flavius Josephus: Translation and Commentary

By (author) Steve Mason, Commentator Honora Chapman

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  • Publisher: Brill
  • Format: Hardback | 522 pages
  • Dimensions: 20mm x 27mm x 32mm | 1,591g
  • Publication date: 16 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Leiden
  • ISBN 10: 9004169342
  • ISBN 13: 9789004169340
  • Illustrations note: 3 maps
  • Sales rank: 990,915

Product description

Volume 1b in "Brill's Josephus Project" contains "Book 2 of Josephus' Judean War" (translation and commentary). This book deals with a period of enormous consequence: from King Herod's death (4 BCE) to the first phase of the war against Rome (66 CE). It covers: the succession struggle, the governments of Herod's sons, Judea's incorporation as a Roman province, some notable governors (including Pilate), Kings Agrippa I and II, the Judean philosophical schools (featuring the Essenes), various rebel movements and the sicarii, tensions between Judeans and their neighbours, events leading up to the revolt, the failed intervention of the Syrian legate Cestius Gallus, and preparations for war in Judea and Galilee. The commentary aims at a balance between historical and literary issues.

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Author information

Steve Mason, Ph.D. (1986, St. Michael's) is Professor of History and Philosophy, King's College, University of Aberdeen. Editor of the Brill Josephus Project, he has published extensively on Josephus, including Flavius Josephus on the Pharisees (Brill, 1991).

Review quote

'...we are grateful to have this detailed and sensitive commentary on War 2 [...]. As usual in this series, the concern is to uncover and explain Josephus' meaning. Here Mason has delved deep into historical, literary and linguistic reference tools to produce this impressive and illuminating commentary on a text of especial interest to readers of the New Testament. ' J.K. Elliott, Novum Testamentum, Volume 52, 2, 2010 '

Back cover copy

Volume 1b in Brill's Josephus Project contains Book 2 of Josephus' "Judean War" (translation and commentary). This book deals with a period of enormous consequence: from King Herod's death (4 BCE) to the first phase of the war against Rome (66 CE). It covers: the succession struggle, the governments of Herod's sons, Judea's incorporation as a Roman province, some notable governors (including Pilate), Kings Agrippa I and II, the Judean philosophical schools (featuring the Essenes), various rebel movements and the Sicarii, tensions between Judeans and their neighbors, events leading up to the revolt, the failed intervention of the Syrian legate Cestius Gallus, and preparations for war in Judea and Galilee. The commentary aims at a balance between historical and literary issues.

Table of contents

Preface Text and Commentary Index of Ancient Persons and Places Index of Greek Words Index of Ancient Texts Index of Modern Scholars Bibliography Maps