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288 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198811381


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Shifting Images of the Hasmoneans

Second Temple Legends and Their Reception in Josephus and Rabbinic Literature

Vered Noam

  • Presents the Hasmoneans from the perspective of reception history
  • Examines six sets of parallel stories on the Hasmoneans as preserved in Josephus's writings and in rabbinic literature, in an attempt to reconstruct the putative original traditions and their attitude toward the Hasmonean dynasty
  • Investigates the ways these legends were adapted within each corpus and the motivation behind these adaptations, and explores the nature of the relationship between the Josephan and the rabbinic versions
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