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David’s initial Philistine victories according to Josephus

C. T. Begg
Verbum et Ecclesia | Skrif en Kerk: Vol 20, No 1 | a1162 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v20i1.1162 | © 1999 C. T. Begg | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 August 1999 | Published: 06 August 1999

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The Bible twice relates, in Samuel 5:17-25/1 Chronicles 14:8-17, David’s initial pair of victories over the Philistines. This essay focuses on a third version of David’s triumphs, i.e. that of Josephus in his Ant 7.70-77, comprising this in detail with its two Biblical parallels (as represented by MT, Codex Vaticanus and the LucianictAntiochene MSS of the LXX, the Targums, and the Vulgate).


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