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By Louis H. Feldman / Brill / 1998
Studies in Josephus' Rewritten Bible consists of 35 studies of various portions of Josephus' Jewish Antiquities by Louis H. Feldman. The volume is an attempt to examine the oldest systematic commentary on the historical books of the Bible that has come down to us. It considers how Josephus resolves apparent contradictions, obscurities, and other theological questions, as well as the historicity of biblical events, which have puzzled classical commentators on the Bible. The volume attempts to explain cases, notably Ahab, Hezekiah, Jehoiachin, and Zedekiah, where Josephus seems to change the biblical text radically. Included are Josephus' interpretations of several prophets, women, and non-Jewish leaders.
All of these studies have previously appeared in print over a period of almost three decades in thirty-three different publications. However, they have been edited, corrected, and updated in many ways. At least one article has been translated into English from another language for the first time.
Louis H. Feldman , Ph.D. in Classical Philology, Harvard University, is Professor of Classics at Yeshiva University. He has written Jew and Gentile in the Ancient World (Princeton, 1993) and Studies in Hellenistic Judaism (Brill, 1996).