665 The following description of the temple is hardly complete, and Josephus may be citing only excerpts from Ps.-Hecataeus. But that he quotes at such length indicates the value of this “Greek” witness to the structure and institution which lies at the centre of his symbolic world, and at the heart of the Judean constitution (2.190-98). The partial descriptions of the temple here and at 2.102-9 provide a visual focus for that constitution, and emphasize its lack of normal cultic accoutrements. “Roughly in the middle” may be a symbolic, rather than a geographical, placement (and can hardly help settle questions of authorship; cf. Lewy 1932: 128-29).