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The Adiabene narrative in the Jewish Antiquities of Josephus

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The story of the conversion to Judaism of the Royal House of Adiabene, a satellite kingdom of Parthia, is contained in Book 20, the final book of Josephus's Jewish Antiquities. It is an ostensibly strange interlude in an otherwise chronological account of events in Judaea in the first century CE leading up to the Jewish Revolt against Rome. The narrative has often been thought of by scholars as a makeweight, copied from other sources, without much authorial intervention by Josephu...

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Oriental Studies Faculty
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2018-04-04

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