The Pagan King before the One God

The Alexander Narrative in Josephus, Antiqutates Iudaicae XI,8

Authors

  • Aleksandra Klęczar Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.12797/CC.15.2012.15.06

Keywords:

Alexander the Great, Flavius Josephus, Jewish-Greek literature, Rabbinic literature, Alexander Romance

Abstract

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.

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Published

2012-05-29

How to Cite

Klęczar, A. “The Pagan King before the One God: The Alexander Narrative in Josephus, Antiqutates Iudaicae XI,8”. Classica Cracoviensia, vol. 15, May 2012, pp. 137-50, doi:10.12797/CC.15.2012.15.06.