Demetrius the Chronographer

Demetrius the Chronographer

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Demetrius the Chronographer (or Demetrius the Chronicler) was a Jewish chronicler (historian) of the late 3rd century BCE, who lived probably in Alexandria and wrote in Greek. His text is almost lost and only a few fragments have survived in the following ancient texts: Eusebius's Praeparatio Evangelica, the Stromata of Clement of Alexandria and in quotations from the book About Jews of the historian Alexander Polyhistor (used by Eusebius). From the orthography of proper names, and from various expressions used, it is evident that Demetrius used the Septuagint text of the Bible. For the determination of certain dates he relied on the Biblical exegesis in use among the Palestinian Jews. Josephus used Demetrius' chronicles for his Antiquities of the Jews and adopted his chronological system. Demetrius is not an apologist in the usual meaning: his main focus is patriarchal chronology, and there is no attention given to theological matters.show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 281g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135734350
  • 9786135734355