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Titre du Document
The Foundation of Bethsaida-Julias by Philip the Tetrarch
Auteur(s)
KOKKINOS Nikos
Résumé
Josephus (Ant. 18.27) explicitly names Julia 'the daughter' of Augustus, distinguished from Livia/Julia 'the wife', as the person to whom the town of Bethsaida was dedicated. This must have taken place by 2 BCE when Julia was banished, denounced for multiple adulteries. The numismatist A. Kindler suggested that Josephus may be wrong and that Livia/Julia the wife would lie behind this dedication dated to 30/31 CE. Following Kindler, the archaeologists and theologians currently operating at etTell-identified by them as the site of Bethsaida-Julias-have produced many papers accusing Josephus of error. Reviewing the evidence, it is clear that the original suggestion should have never been made. By taking this opportunity, a problem of wider significance is underlined: the difference between the titles 'Augusta' and 'Sebaste' in west and east. Many documents attributed a priori to Livia, based only on the presence of her adopted name, could belong to Julia.
Editeur
Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies
Identifiant
ISSN : 0022-2097
Source
Journal of Jewish studies A. 2008, vol. 59, n° 2, pp. 236-251 [16 pages]
Langue
Anglais
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