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1 - On the Destruction of Jerusalem

Christian, Classical, Biblical, Josephan

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 November 2022

Carson Bay
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Universität Bern, Switzerland
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Chapter 1 does the work of conventional introduction to De Excidio by surveying everything we know about the text, from date, authorship, and provenance to manuscript witnesses, sources, and reception history, including a critical discussion that clarifies the relationship between De Excidio and its main source, Flavius Josephus’ Jewish War (written in Greek around 75 CE). Chapter 1 also lays out a framework for the rest of the study by explaining Roman exemplarity as a rhetorical discourse especially familiar within scripted character speeches by historians in the Greco-Roman world.

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Biblical Heroes and Classical Culture in Christian Late Antiquity
The Historiography, Exemplarity, and Anti-Judaism of Pseudo-Hegesippus
, pp. 17 - 69
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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  • On the Destruction of Jerusalem
  • Carson Bay, Universität Bern, Switzerland
  • Book: Biblical Heroes and Classical Culture in Christian Late Antiquity
  • Online publication: 10 November 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009268523.002
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  • On the Destruction of Jerusalem
  • Carson Bay, Universität Bern, Switzerland
  • Book: Biblical Heroes and Classical Culture in Christian Late Antiquity
  • Online publication: 10 November 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009268523.002
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  • On the Destruction of Jerusalem
  • Carson Bay, Universität Bern, Switzerland
  • Book: Biblical Heroes and Classical Culture in Christian Late Antiquity
  • Online publication: 10 November 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009268523.002
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