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Prayer in Josephus

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Title: Prayer in Josephus

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers

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This book is an analysis of prayer in the works of Flavius Josephus. The author discusses both Josephus' views on prayer and his use of prayers within the narrative context. The first part of the book therefore deals with the two passages that Josephus himself wrote on prayer. The second part represents a detailed analysis of 32 prayers selected (mainly) from Antiquitates Judaicae, as to content, context and relation to their source text (if any), revealing the variety of narrative and theological functions that they fulfil. The study also indicates the significance of Josephus' use of terminology derived from the Graeco-Roman world. New light is thus shed on Josephus' historiographic method as well as on his view of God. Bookseller Inventory # JONPRAYER

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Synopsis: This book is an analysis of prayer in the works of Flavius Josephus, comprising a study of Josephusown views and an analysis of 32 prayer texts within his narrative. New light is thus shed on his historiographic method and his theology.

About the Author: Tessel Jonquiere, Ph.D. in Theology, Utrecht University (2005), published several articles on Josephus, including "Josephus' Use of Prayers," in J. Sievers & G. Lembi, Josephus and Jewish History in Flavian Rome and Beyond (Brill, 2005). Her main research interest is Jewish historiography in the Second Temple Period.

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