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2012 | 15: Leadership in Antiquity: Langauge - Institutions - Representations | 137-150
Article title

The Pagan King before the One God: The Alexander Narrative in Josephus, Antiqutates Iudaicae XI, 8

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The paper is an analysis of the scene in Ant. XI, 8: the supposed meeting between Alexander the Great and the Jewish High Priest, revealing Alexander’s special status as a chosen of God. The analysis concentrates on two issues: the literary character of the description and the problem of Alexander’s kingship as presented in Jewish literature.
Contributors
  • Jagiellonian University
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