Jewish Antiquities 20.234

From: snooker (snooker1@cwnet.com)
Date: Sun Jun 18 2000 - 03:41:23 EDT



my question concerns a passage in Jewish Antiquties 20.234 which says:

LAMBANEI D' hOUTOS AUTOS KAI hOI EGGONOI AUTOU PENTEKAIDEKA SUNAPANTES MEXRI
BASILEWS ANTIOXOU TOU EUPATROS...

He (i.e. Joshua b. Jehozadak) and his decendants, fifteen in all, held the
office until the reign of Antiochus Eupatorů
-Josephus, Jewish Antiquitites, 20.234 (LCL)

I can see from listings of High Priests of the Second-Temple period that
there were 15 High Priests from Joshua b. Jehozadak to Menelaus b. Simon II
(whom was deposed by Antiochus). Yet the way the English is for both the
Loeb edition of Josephus and the Wilston translation makes it sounds as if
the reference "fifteen in all" refers to his decendants, which would make 16
including Joshua b. Jehozadak. (Perhaps it is my misunderstanding the
English.) My question is, is the Greek more precise than the English? If so,
what might be a better way to render this passage so as to bring this out?

Thanks for any help in this matter,

Daniel E. Barnes


---
B-Greek home page: http://sunsite.unc.edu/bgreek
You are currently subscribed to b-greek as: [jwrobie@mindspring.com]
To unsubscribe, forward this message to leave-b-greek-327Q@franklin.oit.unc.edu
To subscribe, send a message to subscribe-b-greek@franklin.oit.unc.edu




This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.4 : Sat Apr 20 2002 - 15:36:29 EDT