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.
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).
All those interested in any aspect of the history or literature of Judaism, in its widest sense, in the ancient world. The work will also be of interest to classicists, archaeologists and historians, as well as to historians of religion.