Jewish Studies

Sören Swoboda

Tod und Sterben im Krieg bei Josephus

Die Intentionen von Bellum und Antiquitates im Kontext griechisch-römischer Historiographie

[Death and Dying in War in the Works of Josephus. The Intentions of Bellum and Antiquitates in the Context of Greco-Roman Historiography.]

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In the study of his works, there is an increasing focus on Josephus as an author. Up to now however there has been no monograph whose main subject is the intentions of Bellum and Antiquitates and theircomparison with Greco-Roman historiography. Sören Swoboda deals with this issue, basing his work on five subjects which are associated with the description of »death and dying in war.«
In the study of his works, there is an increasing focus on Josephus as an author. Up to now however there has been no monograph whose main subject is the intentions of Bellum and Antiquitates. Sören Swoboda deals with this issue, basing his work on five subjects which are associated with the description of »death and dying in war.« Beginning with the observation that Josephus functionalizes these subjects as the conveyor of pivotal intentions of the work and that a comparison with Greco-Roman historiography provides crucial insight into his textual-pragmatic focus, Sören Swoboda broadens his view at the end of the book and develops detailed theories about the intentions of Bellum and Antiquitates and their classification in ancient historiography. In addition, he provides complete collections of text passages and summaries for anyone wishing to obtain information on the ancient description of »death and dying in war.«
Authors/Editors

Sören Swoboda Geboren 1978; Studium der Ev. Theologie sowie Lehramt Gymnasium (Ev. Religion/Geschichte); 2013 Promotion; seit April 2013 Arbeit an einer DFG-Forschungsstelle am Lehrstuhl für Neues Testament an der Theologischen Fakultät der FSU Jena; Dozent für Neues Testament am Kirchlichen Fernunterricht (KfU) der Evangelischen Kirche in Mitteldeutschland (EKM).

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Theologische Rundschau — 82 (2017), S. 195–223 (Michael Tilly)
In: Theologische Revue — 111 (2015), S. 200–202 (Wilfried Eisele)
In: Biblische Notizen — 170 (2016), S. 156–157 (Michael Ernst)
In: Journal for the Study of the NT — 37.5 (2015), S. 105–106 (Dirk Jongkind)
In: Gnomon — 89 (2017), S. 268–271 (Christfried Böttrich)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 141 (2016), S. 185–187 (Jan Willem van Henten)