Josephus, Judaism and Christianity
Josephus, as a writer and historical figure, sits at the intersection of history. Before him, Christianity begins, Second Temple Judaism evolves into Rabbinic Judaism with the destruction of the Temple, and East meets West as the Romans crush the Jewish revolts of 60's and 70's AD. It is among these intersections that Josephus wrote.
With Josephus' unique position in mind, Louis H. Feldman and Gohei Hata have gathered together a group of first-class scholars to contribute essays on Josephus and his relationship to Judaism and Christianity.
- "Josephus and the Roman Empire as Reflected in The Jewish War," by Menahem Stern
- "Josephus and Justus of Tiberias," by Tessa Rajak
- "Josephus and Masada," by David J. Ladouceur
- "Philo and Josephus as Historians of the Same Events," by E. Mary Smallwood
- "Hellenizations in Josephus' Jewish Antiquities: The Portrait of Abraham," by Louis H. Feldman
- "Josephus' Portrayal of the Matriarchs," by James L. Bailey
- "The Story of Moses Interpreted within the context of Anti-Semitism," by Gohei Hata
- "Antiquities IV, 277 and 2788, Compared with the Early Rabbinic Law," by David M. Goldenberg
- "Miracles in the Writings of Flavius Josephus," by Otto Betz
- "The Occult in Josephus," by Morton Smith
- "The Samaritans in Josephus," by R. J. Coggins
- "Josephus' Pharisees: A Complete Repertoire," by Jacob Neusner
- "The Conversion of the Royal House of Adiabene in Josephus and Rabbinic Sources," by Lawrence H. Schiffman
- "The Works of Josephus and the Early Christian Church," by Heinz Schreckenberg
- "Origen and Josephus," by Wataru Mizugaki
- "The Testimonium Flavianum and the Martyrdom of James," by Zvi Baras
- "Josephus and Pseudo-Hegesippus," by Albert A. Bell, Jr.
- "Josephus in Byzantium," by Steven Bowman
- "Josippon, a Medieval Hebrew Version of Josephus," by David Flusser
- "The Illustrations of Josephus' Manuscripts," by Guy N. Deutsch
- "Martin Luther and Flavius Josephus," by Betsy Halpern Amaru
- Title: Josephus, Judaism and Christianity
- Editors: L. H. Feldman and G. Hata
- Series: Brill Josephus and the Bible Collection
- Publisher: Brill Academic
- Publication Date: 1989
- Pages: 473
About the Author
Louis H. Feldman, Ph.D. in Classical Philology, Harvard University, is Professor of Classics at Yeshiva University. He has written Jew and Gentile in the Ancient World (Princeton, 1993) and Studies in Hellenistic Judaism (Brill, 1996).
Gohei Hata, Ph.D. in Jewish Studies from Dropsie University for Hebrew and Cognate Learning, is a professor at Tama Art University in Japan. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and has written numerous books and articles related to Josephus, the Old Testament, and Ancient Judaism.