The works of Josephus represent some of the most important writings for understanding the history of the Jewish people, their culture, and the broader situation of the first century in the eastern Roman Empire. The two volumes included here in the Brill Josephus and History Collection bring Josephus' historical importance to the forefront. With the first complete study of Josephus' approach to writing history combined with the concordance to the Latin portion of Contra Apionem, this collection is valuable addition to any library.
While Varneda takes a wider, holistic approach that examines all of Flavius Josephus' historical writings, Feldman and Levison examine numerous aspects of a single work: Contra Apionem in light of its textual history, sources, literary style, and Judaism in the first century. Together, these two volumes provide a unique perspective on Josephus both narrowly and broadly. With Logos Bible Software, they become even more accessible with the ability to have Josephus' works readily at hand, whether using Niese's Greek text, Whiston's English translation, or the new multi-volume translation and commentary edited by Steve Mason.