In this volume, William Loader examines three substantial and historically important sets of documents—the writings of Philo of Alexandria, the writings of Josephus, and the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs. Challenging stereotypes of both Philo’s and Josephus’ perspectives on sexuality, Loader’s detailed analyses provide a comprehensive investigation of this subject.
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Loader’s research is both detailed and comprehensive in matters related to sexual behavior in these texts. . . . A valuable resource for those interested in exploring sexual attitudes in Hellenistic Jewish literature.
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William Loader is professor emeritus of New Testament at Murdoch University, Perth, Australia. In 2010, he completed a five-year Australian Research Council professional fellowship project: Attitudes towards Sexuality in Judaism and Christianity in the Hellenistic Greco-Roman Era. Loader is the author of numerous books, including Sexuality in the New Testament: Understanding the Key Texts.