Original Research - Special Collection: Josephus and the New Testament, Kampen Symposium

Impact of destruction – Introduction to the Josephus Seminar, Theological University Kampen

Koert van Bekkum
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 71, No 1 | a2943 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v71i1.2943 | © 2015 Koert van Bekkum | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 19 March 2015 | Published: 29 July 2015

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Koert van Bekkum, Old Testament at Theologische Universiteit Kampen, The Netherlands; Department of New Testament Studies, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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Abstract

This is an introduction to the contributions of Jan Willem van Henten and William den Hollander to the Josephus Seminar ‘Impact of destruction. Methodological questions in the study of Jewish and Christian reactions to the demolition of the Temple’ held at the Theological University in Kampen, the Netherlands. The introduction sketches the status quaestionis and the methodological issues in comparing the works of Josephus and the Gospels in reconstructing the impact of the destruction of the Temple in AD 70 on Judaism and Early Christianity.

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