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Tiberius Julius Alexander And The Crisis In Alexandria According To Josephus

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Philo describes the episode in the context of a fairly unsympathetic treatment of the dreams of Joseph the patriarch, and the entire Joseph symbolism could be read as referring to a Roman ruler of Jewish origin. The descriptions by Philo of the "sabbath crisis" and by Josephus of the Alexandrian riots around the time that Tiberius Julius Alexander (TJA) became Roman governor of Alexandria and Egypt (66-70) can be made to complement each other without too much difficulty. Clearly, the Josephus of the War presents TJA as an important and positive figure, one of the better examples of Roman officialdom.

Keywords: Alexandria; Josephus; Philo; sabbath crisis; Tiberius Julius Alexander (TJA)



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