Friday, July 16, 2004


I am trying to track down information on a collection of citations pertaining to Jeremiah from a Greek biblical commentary attributed to "Iosippos." The collection of citations appears in a single Greek manuscript: Barberinus Gr. 549, and the Josephus Greek version or commentary appears to be cited occasionally elsewhere.

This work in Barb. Gr. 549 is mentioned by Robert Devreesse in Introduction � l'�tude des manuscrits grecs (Paris: Klincksieck, 1954) p. 130 and he quotes some lines from it in Greek. He thinks it could be as late as the fifth century.

Feldman's Josephus and Modern Scholarship (1937-1980) also gives the following reference on pp. 389 and 390-91, which I have not yet seen:

Balduino Kipper, "Josipo (ou Josefo), traducto Grego Quase Desconhecido," Revista de Cultura Biblica (S�o Paulo) 5 (1961), 298-307, 387-395, 446-456.

I'm not anxious to plow through three Portuguese articles (or to burn the three interlibrary loan points), but I suppose I shall have to.

But meanwhile, does anyone out there know anything about this text or know on any more recent literature on it?

Many thanks for any help any of you can give me.

(Cross-posted to Ioudaios-L.)

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