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Josephus, Judea, and Christian origins : methods and categories / Steve Mason ; with the editorial assistance of Michael W. Helfield.

Author/Creator:
Mason, Steve, 1957-
Publication:
Peabody, Mass. : Hendrickson Publishers, c2009.
Format/Description:
Book
xx, 443 p. ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Christianity -- Origin -- Historiography.
Jews -- History -- 168 B.C.-135 A.D. -- Historiography.
Judaism -- History -- Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D. -- Historiography.
Josephus, Flavius.
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600 -- Historiography.
Contents:
Introduction / by Steve Mason
Josephus : interpretation and history
Josephus as authority for first-century Judea
Of audience and meaning : reading Josephus's Judean War in the context of a Flavian audience
Figured speech and irony in T. Flavius Josephus
Contradiction or counterpoint? : Josephus and historical method
Josephus and Judea
Jews, Judeans, judaizing, Judaism : problems of categorization in ancient history
Pharisees in the narratives of Josephus
The philosophy of Josephus's Pharisees
The Essenes of Josephus's Judean War : from story to history
Christian origins
Paul's announcement : "good news" and its detractors in earliest Christianity
"For I am not ashamed of the Gospel" (Rom. 1:16) : the Gospel and the first readers of Romans
Chief priests, Sadducees, Pharisees, and Sanhedrin in Luke-Acts and Josephus.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-408) and indexes.
Contributor:
Helfield, Michael W.
ISBN:
9781598562545 (alk. paper)
1598562541 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
237325090
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