Flavius Josephus, the first-century Jewish historian, is unquestionably among the most important writers from classical antiquity. The significance of the works of Josephus as sources for our understanding of biblical history and of the political history of Palestine under Roman rule can scarcely be overestimated. This is the first volume published in this commentary series, which is the first comprehensive literary-historical commentary on the works of Flavius Josephus in English.
Louis H. Feldman (b.1926) received his BA and MA from Trinity College, Hartford, and his PhD from Harvard. He currently teaches at Yeshiva University. He is the author of Studies in Hellenistic Judaism, Josephus's Interpretation of the Bible, and Josephus and Modern Scholarship (1937-1980).