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Title: David's Provisions for the Temple According to Josephus
Author(s): BEGG, Christopher T.
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 82 Issue: 4 Date: December 2006
This article investigates Josephus’ version of 1 Chronicles 22 (David’s preparations for the building of the temple by his son Solomon) in Ant. 7.335-342. It devotes particular attention to three questions: (1) the text-form(s) of the Chronicles passage utilized by Josephus; (2) the various rewriting techniques applied by him to the scriptural data and the distinctiveness of his version that results from their use; and (3) a comparison of Josephus’ rendition of 1 Chronicles 22 with that of the earlier Hellenistic-Jewish historian Eupolemus.