Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek • Re: Δηναριον

The first denarius was issued in 58 BCE by Marcus Aemilius Scaurus, the governor of the Roman province of Syria. The province included all of the Judaean coast towns from Raphia to Dora, and also all of the non-Jewish towns east of the Jordan River. This distinctive coin commemorates Scaurus’ victory in 65 BCE over the Nabataean King Aretas III.
Source: https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/th ... connection

Josephus, I see, never uses the word δηνάριον, but only δραχμή. Here is De bello Judaico 7.218:

φόρον δὲ τοῖς ὁπουδηποτοῦν οὖσιν Ἰουδαίοις ἐπέβαλεν δύο δραχμὰς ἕκαστον κελεύσας ἀνὰ πᾶν ἔτος εἰς τὸ Καπετώλιον φέρειν, ὥσπερ πρότερον εἰς τὸν ἐν Ἱεροσολύμοις νεὼν συνετέλουν.

I assume that Titus' original order would have said duo denarii, translated to Greek as δύο δραχμαί.

Statistics: Posted by jeidsath — Sat Dec 23, 2023 1:37 pm

People who read this article also liked: