What difference does philosophy make? The three schools as a rhetorical Devicein Josephus

@inproceedings{Haaland2007WhatDD,
  title={What difference does philosophy make? The three schools as a rhetorical Devicein Josephus},
  author={Gunnar Haaland},
  year={2007}
}
This chapter focuses mainly upon the literary and historiographical perspectives of the three schools of Jewish philosophy, and deals with historical reconstruction only very briefly. It examines the excursuses in their respective contexts in order to determine their function within Josephus' narrative argument. The chapter examines a) to what extent the excursuses provide necessary, or at least relevant, background information that elucidates the storyline, and b) to what extent they are… CONTINUE READING