Studies in Josephus And the Varieties of Ancient Judaism: Louis H. Feldman Jubilee Volume

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Louis H. Feldman, Shaye J. D. Cohen, Joshua J. Schwartz
BRILL, 2007 - Religion - 312 pages
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Former students, colleagues and friends of the eminent classicist and historian Prof. Louis H. Feldman are pleased to honor him with a Jubilee volume. While Prof. Feldman has long been considered an outstanding scholar of Josephus, his scholarly interests and research interests pertain to almost all aspects of the ancient world and Jews. The articles in Judaism in the Ancient World: Louis H. Feldman Jubilee Volume relate to the fields studies by Prof. Feldman such as biblical interpretation, Judaism and Hellenism, Jews and Gentiles, Josephus, Jewish Literatures of the Second Temple, History of the Mishnah and Talmud periods, Jerusalem and much more. The contributors to this volume are among the most prominent in their fields and hail from the international scholarly community.
  

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Contents

Josephus on Ancient Jewish Groups from a Social Scientific Perspective
1
The Impact of Zionism on Joseph Klausners History of the Second Temple
15
Women Covenant and Circumcision
29
Roman Religion Syrian Gods and Zoroastrianism in the Babylonian Talmud
43
The Meaning of Fisci Iudaici Calumnia Sublata on the Coinage of Nerva
81
The Abuse and Misuse of Josephus in Eusebius Ecclesiastical History Books 2 and 3
91
Justus of Tiberias and the Synchronistic Chronology of Israel
103
Women are Not TrustworthyToward the Resolution of a Talmudic Cruz
127
Revisiting the Charter for the Jews
177
Adnotationes criticae ad Flavii Josephi Contra Apionem
191
Josephus on His Jewish Forerunners Contra Apionem 1218
195
Are the Halachic Temple Mount and the Outer Court of Josephus One and the Same?
207
A Functional Approach
223
Jews and Gentiles from Judas Maccabaeus to John Hyrcanus according to Contemporary Jewish Sources
237
The Ancient Lists of Contents of Josephus Antiquities
271
Index of Sources
293

Josephus and the Books of Samuel
141
LysiasAn Outstanding Seleucid Politician
169

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Joshua Schwartz, Ph.D (1981), Jewish History, Hebrew University, is Dean, Faculty of Jewish Studies and Director, Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies, Bar-Ilan. He has recently edited (with Marcel Poorthuis) Saints and Role Models in Judaism and Christianity (Brill, 2004).Shaye J.D. Cohen, Ph.D. (1979) in Ancient History, Columbia University, is Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy, Harvard University. He is the author of Josephus in Galilee and Rome (Brill, 1979), and editor of Morton Smith Studies in the Cult of Yahweh (Brill, 1996).

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