Dreams and Dream Reports in the Writings of Josephus

Robert Karl Gnuse

This quantity analyzes the understanding of desires and tbe corresponding literary kinds utilized by Josephus in his writings. Josephus stories desires as both auditory message desires, symbolic visible desires, or dream picture appearances. On this regard he makes use of the format for auditory and visible desires present in historic Close to Jap and biblical texts, whereas his dream picture look stories present familiarity with conventional Greek modes of reporting desires.
Shut consideration is given to the next subjects: 1. the event of dream stories within the historic Close to East, the Bible, and the Hellenistic world; 2. Josephus’ views on desires and prophecy; three. a form-critical evaluation of Josephus’ dream stories; and four. an analysis of Josephan dream stories which exhibit a extra advanced traditiohistorical growth.