This volume provides a new English translation and commentary on Josephus' Judean Antiquities 8-10 in which he retells the history of Israel from the time of the latter divided monarchy down through the exilic period. As with the previous titles in this series, the commentary devotes particular attention to Josephus' use of his many biblical sources for this period, e.g., the books of Kings, Chronicles, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jonah and Nahum and Daniel. Similarly to the previous series titles, the commentary also examines the question of the textual forms of these books used by him, and notes parallels to his presentation in both ancient Jewish and Greco-Roman literature.
Christopher T. Begg PhD in Religious Studies, University of Louvain, is Professor of Old Testament at the Catholic University of America. He has published extensively on Josephus’ reworkings of the Bible, including Josephus’ Account of the Early Divided Monarchy and Josephus’ Story of the Later Monarchy.
Paul Spilsbury PhD, University of Cambridge, is Professor of New Testament at Alliance University College in Calgary, Alberta. He has published widely on Josephus’ interpretation of the Hebrew Bible, including The Image of the Jew in Flavius Josephus’ Paraphrase of the Bible.