Re: [XTalk] Biography of Josephus
- Do you, or anyone on the list, know about "osephus in Galilee and
Rome: His Vita and Development As a Historian"
by Shaye J. D. Cohen, Brill Academic ?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ken Olson" <kaolson@m...> wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> I can't think of many works on Josephus that fit the genre of
> well. Tessa Rajak's _Josephus: the Historian and his Society_ is
Shaye Cohen's book, _Josephus in Galilee and Rome: His Vita and Development
as an Historian_ (Leiden: Brill, 1979; reprinted recently), is not really a
biography. It's more a literary history of Josephus' writings, particularly
the Jewish War (BJ) and the Life (V). Cohen argues that Josephus' BJ and V
are both rewritings of an original _hypomnema_, one arranged topically and
the other chronologically. There is a chart of their differences in order
on pp. 261-263. [Steve Mason provides a more detailed chart of the
differences in order between the BJ and V in volume 9 of the new Brill
commentary on Josephus, pp. 213-222.] If what you're interested in is
source and redaction criticism of Josephus' works (i.e. how J. used his
sources, and what his tendencies as an historian were), it's a very good
----- Original Message -----
From: "sdavies0" <sdavies@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 3:12 PM
Subject: Re: [XTalk] Biography of Josephus
> Do you, or anyone on the list, know about "osephus in Galilee and
> Rome: His Vita and Development As a Historian"
> by Shaye J. D. Cohen, Brill Academic ?