Special Issue "The Jewish Antiquities of Flavius Josephus: Studies in Memory of Louis Feldman"

A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Chris Seeman

Department of Theology, Walsh University, 2020 E Maple St, North Canton, OH 44720, USA
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Interests: Sacred Scripture; Early Judaism; Hellenistic History

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The recent passing of Louis Feldman (March 25, 2017) marks the end of an era in Josephus scholarship. A trailblazing translator, prolific commentator, incisive analyst, and exhaustive bibliographer, Dr. Feldman was instrumental in enriching the appreciation of Josephus’ magnum opus, the Jewish Antiquities, particularly through his consistent attention to the intercultural aspects of Josephus’ writing.

The Jewish Antiquities remains central to many fields: the reception of the Hebrew Bible, the history of Judaism, Christianity, and of Greco-Roman civilization as a whole. In recent years, significant advances have also been made in the study of the reception history of Josephus’ writings in the ancient, medieval, and modern periods. None of these areas of investigation has been unaffected by Feldman’s foundational scholarly contributions.

The focus of this special issue of Religions is on research that continues to advance our understanding of the Jewish Antiquities, either in its original context or its subsequent impact. All topical areas—historical, literary, cultural, theological—are welcome. Given the broad, interdisciplinary scope of the journal, it would be salutary for the contributions to address more than a specialist audience, even if the topic addressed is specific.

Prof. Dr. Chris Seeman
Guest Editor

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  • Second Temple Judaism
  • Flavian literature
  • Rewritten Bible

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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