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chronographer

a person who records time or the events that have occurred in time.
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Kokkinos reconsiders Josephus as an ancient chronographer in the light of the for the most part Hellenistic historians, foremost Manetho, upon whom Josephus drew in order to argue for the greater antiquity of the Jews than of the Greeks.
Although the main focus of Demetrius' concern is resolving inconsistencies in Biblical chronology, hence his title "Demetrius the Chronographer", he also deals with other problems raised by the biblical narrative.
A trace of the grandchild appears in a historical synopsis compiled by the Byzantine chronographer George Syncellus [ca.
Older forms remained popular even after new ones appeared, and the authors are careful to note when a certain chronographer returned to an old form rather than develop a new one.
Providing brief introductions and translations of each text, Rebenich creates a sampling useful for both scholars and students: Jerome as "'Novelist," "Theologian," "Chronographer," "Epistolographer," "Satirist," "Biographer," "Biblical scholar," "Literary historian," "Translator," "Controversialist," "Threnodist," and "Ascetic Expert." Thus, through provocative analysis and the desert father's own words, Rebenich presents Jerome as the brilliant theologian and pioneer of asceticism that he was without letting us forget that he was also a man shaped by the controversies and circumstances in which he lived.