Josephus' Rewriting of the Babel Narrative (Gen. 11: 1-9)

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_31352F869AC1
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Josephus' Rewriting of the Babel Narrative (Gen. 11: 1-9)
Périodique
Journal for the study of Judaism in the Persian, Hellenistic and Roman period
Auteur(s)
Inowlocki Sabrina
ISSN
0047-2212
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2006
Volume
37
Pages
1-23
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This paper analyzes Josephus' appropriation of the biblical episode of the tower of Babel. It aims to highlight its originality as well as its purposes. Its methodology is two-fold: firstly, it recasts Josephus' passage in the context of the contemporary Jewish literature in general and of Josephus' writings in particular; secondly, it closely examines its language. This analysis reveals that Josephus was inspired by his own experience during the war in Judaea, and therefore presents the episode of Babel as a political-theological myth. In addition, this study explores the manner in which Josephus used the biblical narrative in order to polemicize against the Greeks.
Mots-clé
Josephus, Tower of Babel, Narrative analysis,
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