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Seth Schwartz

Full Name: Seth Schwartz
Number of Works: 4
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ISBN: 9004092307, 9789004092303
Keywords: politics, judaean, josephus
Pages: 268
Published: 1997
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This synthetic treatment of Josephus and his times has two aims. The first is to establish Josephus' attitudes to the various Judaean aristocratic groups of the first century - priests, descendants of Herod, certain sectarians - and how these attitudes changed. The second aim is more speculative: to connect these changes with actual changes in Judaean politics and society in the c. 30 years of Josephus' literary activity, a critical period of transformation following the destruction of Jerusalem. The first chapter examines Josephus' life from his detection to Vespasian,