Josephus's the Jewish War: A Biography


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Princeton University Press
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4.8 X 7.8 X 1.0 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Martin Goodman is professor of Jewish studies at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Wolfson College. His many books include A History of Judaism (Princeton), Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations, and The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies. He lives in Oxford, England.


"Interesting and informative. Even scholars of Josephus and ancient Jewish history will discover something new here."--Daniel R. Schwartz, author of Judeans and Jews: Four Faces of Dichotomy in Ancient Jewish History
"Martin Goodman has produced a remarkably readable, first-of-its-kind synthesis of the reception and impact of Josephus's book on Jewish and Christian culture over a span of almost two millennia. Scholarly and lay readers will be grateful for how lightly he wears his learning while also anchoring his findings in the best scholarship available today."--Honora Howell Chapman, coeditor of A Companion to Josephus
"Martin Goodman's unique treatment of the afterlife of Josephus's The Jewish War is packed with fascinating and little known information, presented with the author's trademark vigor and accessibility. This is the rare scholarly book that I devoured in one sitting."--Seth Schwartz, author of The Ancient Jews from Alexander to Muhammad
"Martin Goodman, steeped in both Jewish and classical sources, is the most significant historian of Jews and Judaism writing in the UK today, and one of the most significant in the world. As always, Goodman's work is clear, precise, and a pleasure to read."---David Ruben, Jewish Chronicle
"Mr. Goodman has produced, in his latest work, a succinct and vigorous account that combines erudition and an eye for detail with graceful insights."---Barry Strauss, The Wall Street Journal