Flavius Josephus: Translation and Commentary: Judean Antiquities Books 1-4

Flavius Josephus: Translation and Commentary: Judean Antiquities Books 1-4

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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. Please note that Judean Antiquities Books 1-4 is also available in paperback, ISBN 0 391 04221 1.

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  • Hardback | 615 pages
  • 27 x 50 x 20mm | 1,765g
  • Brill
  • Leiden, Netherlands
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 9004106790
  • 9789004106796
  • 1,787,955

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'...this series follows a format that is uncomplicated and therefore extremely user-friendly...The first two publications of the Brill Josephus Project have adequately satisfied the publisher's promise of being the first comprehensive literary-historical commentary on the works of Flavius Josephus in English...they have established a formidable, yet highly achievable standard for subsequent volumes in the series...an indispensable source of competing critical perspectives...correctly been termed an "indispensable source for all scholarly study of Judea from about 200 BCE to 75 CE"(Mason ix).' Dennis Stoutenburg, Journal of Biblical Literature/Review of Biblical Literature. '...diese Reihe sollten Benutzerinnen und Benutzer aus Judaistik, neu- und alttestamentlicher Wissenschaft und Alter Geschichte nicht nur in Bibliotheken nachschlagen, sondern m. E. fur einen privaten Kauf ernstlich erwagen...Eine Arbeit an und mit Josephustexten wird auf Jahrzehnte ohne diesen Kommentar nicht mehr denkbar sein.' Marco Frenschkowski, Theologische Literaturzeitung, 2003. The commentary is generally wide-ranging and very readable.' F.G. Downing, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 2002.

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