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Lawrence M. Wills

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195151428

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195151429.001.0001

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The Tobiad Romance

The Tobiad Romance

(p.198) Nine The Tobiad Romance
Ancient Jewish Novels
Lawrence M. Wills
Oxford University Press

An introduction and translation of The Tobiad Romance, which recounts the family drama of wealthy Jews called the Tobiads. It is known only through its use by Josephus in his history entitled Antiquities of the Jews. The economic conditions of wealthy entrepreneurial Jews, especially as regards taxation, are treated, but their success is also marked by miracles.

Keywords:   Antiquities of the Jews, history, Josephus, miracles, Tobiad Romance, Tobiads

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