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Feldman, Louis H.

Works: 191 works in 597 publications in 5 languages and 13,454 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Apologetic writings  Biography  Bibliography  Sources  Controversial literature  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: DS115.9.J6, 933
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Most widely held works by Louis H Feldman
Jew and Gentile in the ancient world : attitudes and interactions from Alexander to Justinian by Louis H Feldman( Book )

39 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relations between Jews and non-Jews in the Hellenistic-Roman period were marked by suspicion and hate, maintain most studies of that topic. But if such conjectures are true, asks Louis Feldman, how did Jews succeed in winning so many adherents, whether full-fledged proselytes or "sympathizers" who adopted one or more Jewish practices? Systematically evaluating attitudes toward Jews from the time of Alexander the Great to the fifth century A.D., Feldman finds that Judaism elicited strongly positive and not merely unfavorable responses from the non-Jewish population. Jews were a vigorous presence in the ancient world, and Judaism was strengthened substantially by the development of the Talmud. Although Jews in the Diaspora were deeply Hellenized, those who remained in Israel were able to resist the cultural inroads of Hellenism and even to initiate intellectual counterattacks. Feldman draws on a wide variety of material, from Philo, Josephus, and other Graeco-Jewish writers through the Apocrypha, the Pseudepigrapha, the Church Councils, Church Fathers, and imperial decrees to Talmudic and Midrashic writings and inscriptions and papyri. What emerges is a rich description of a long era to which conceptions of Jewish history as uninterrupted weakness and suffering do not apply
Josephus by Flavius Josephus( Book )

29 editions published between 1926 and 1976 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josephus, soldier, statesman, historian, was a Jew born at Jerusalem about 37 CE. A man of high descent, he early became learned in Jewish law and Greek literature and was a Pharisee. After pleading in Rome the cause of some Jewish priests he returned to Jerusalem and in 66 tried to prevent revolt against Rome, managing for the Jews the affairs of Galilee. In the troubles which followed he made his peace with Vespasian. Present at the siege of Jerusalem by Titus, he received favours from these two as emperors and from Domitian and assumed their family name Flavius. He died after 97. As a historical source Josephus is invaluable. His major works are: History of the Jewish War, in seven books, from 170 BCE to his own time, first written in Aramaic but translated by himself into the Greek we now have
Josephus, Judaism, and Christianity( Book )

17 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josephus's interpretation of the Bible by Louis H Feldman( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josephus (A.D. 37-?100), a pro-Roman Jew closely associated with the emperor Titus, is the earliest systematic commentator on the Bible, as well as one of the foremost historians of the beginning of the Christian era. Politically, Josephus was pro-Roman, and although he had no sympathy for extreme Jewish nationalism, he was a zealous defender of Jewish religion and culture. Louis H. Feldman examines the principles that guided Josephus in his understanding of the Bible, investigating his creative contribution in the rewriting of biblical accounts. This comprehensive study evaluates Josephus as a historian and demonstrates the originality and consistency of his work as an author. The first part of Feldman's work attempts to understand Josephus's purposes and techniques in retelling the Bible. The second part reviews Josephus's treatment of twelve key biblical figures. In addition to its reevaluation of an important early historian, this unique compendium provides a mine of information on the reassessment of the most important biblical figures
Josephus, the Bible, and history( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish life and thought among Greeks and Romans : primary readings by Louis H Feldman( Book )

15 editions published in 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive treasury of sources on Judaism in the ancient period will be valued and used by students, scholars, and general readers who are interested in Jewish history, classical studies, or the origins of Christianity. This book includes the most comprehensive coverage available of sources in the area of anti-Semitism and (what is usually more neglected) philo-Semitism. It coordinates literary, epigraphical, papyrological, and numismatic evidence
Josephus and modern scholarship, 1937-1980 by Louis H Feldman( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and German and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outside the Bible : ancient Jewish writings related to Scripture( Book )

21 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Hebrew Bible is only part of ancient Israel's writings. Another collection of Jewish works has survived from late- and post-biblical times, a great library that bears witness to the rich spiritual life of Jews in that period. This library consists of the most varied sorts of texts: apocalyptic visions and prophecies, folktales and legends, collections of wise sayings, laws and rules of conduct, commentaries on Scripture, ancient prayers, and much, much more. While specialists have studied individual texts or subsections of this library, Outside the Bible seeks for the first time to bring together all of its major components into a single collection, gathering portions of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Septuagint, the biblical apocrypha, and pseudepigrapha, and the writings of Philo of Alexandria and Josephus. The editors have brought together these diverse works in order to highlight what has often been neglected; their common Jewish background. For this reason the commentaries that accompany the texts devote special attention to their references to Hebrew Scripture and to issues of halakhah (Jewish law), their allusions to motifs and themes known from later Rabbinic writings in Talmud and Midrash, their evocation of recent or distant events in Jewish history, and their references to other texts in this collection. The work of more than seventy-one contributing experts in a range of fields, Outside the Bible offers new insights into the development of Judaism and early Christianity. This three-volume set of translations, introductions, and detailed commentaries is a must for scholars, students, and anyone interested in this great body of ancient Jewish writings. The collection includes a general introduction and opening essays, new and revised translations, and detailed introductions, commentaries, and notes that place each text in its historical and cultural context. A timeline, tables, and a general index complete the set."--
Flavius Josephus, translation and commentary by Flavius Josephus( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1b v. 3 v. 4 v. 5 v. 9 v. 10 Judean war 2 -- Judean antiquities 1-4 Judean antiquities books 5-7 Judean antiquities books 8-10 Life of Josephus Against Apion translation and commentary by Louis H. Feldman -- translation and commentary by Christopher Begg -- translation and commentary by Christopher T. Begg & Paul Spilsbury -- translation and commentary by Steve Mason -- translation and commentary by John M.G. Barclay
Studies in Josephus' rewritten Bible by Louis H Feldman( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Hellenistic Judaism by Louis H Feldman( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The topics include a programmatic essay comparing Hebraism and Hellenism, pro-Jewish intimations in Apion and in Tacitus, the influence of Josephus on Cotton Mather, Philo's view on music, the relationship between pagan and Christian anti-Semitism, observations on rabbinic reaction to Roman rule, and new light from inscriptions and papyri on Diaspora synagogues
The Biblical antiquities of Philo by Pseudo-Philo( Book )

13 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josephus : a supplementary bibliography by Louis H Feldman( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josephus' Contra Apionem : studies in its character and context with a Latin concordance to the portion missing in Greek( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and Miscellaneous languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philo's portrayal of Moses in the context of ancient Judaism by Louis H Feldman( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philo's Portrayal of Moses in the Context of Ancient Judaism presents the most comprehensive study of Philo's De Vita Mosis that exists in any language. Feldman, well known for his work on Josephus and ancient Judaism, here paves new ground using rabbinic material with philological precision to illuminate important parallels and differences between Philo's writing on Moses and rabbinic literature. One way in which Hellenistic culture marginalized Judaism was by exposing the apparent defects in Moses' life and character. Philo's De vita Mosis is a counterattack to these charges and is a vital piece of his attempt to reconcile Judaism and Hellenism. Feldman rigorously examines the text and shows how Philo presents an aretalogy similar to that of a mythical divine and heroic figure, by glorifying the birth, education, and virtues of Moses. Feldman demonstrates that Philo is careful to explain in a scientific way those portions of the Bible, particularly miracles, that appear incredible to his skeptical Hellenistic readers. Through Feldman's careful analysis, Moses emerges as unique among ancient lawgivers. Philo's Portrayal of Moses in the Context of Ancient Judaism mirrors the organization of Philo's biography of Moses, which is in two books, the first, in the style of Plutarch, proceeding chronologically, and the second, in the style of Suetonius, arranged topically. Feldman's book discusses the life of Moses chronologically and in the third chapter examines his virtues topically. Feldman compares the particular features of Philo's portrait of Moses with the way in which Moses is viewed both by Jewish sources in antiquity (including Pseudo-Philo; Josephus; Graeco-Jewish historians, poets, and philosophers; and in the Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Samaritan tradition, Dead Sea Scrolls, and rabbinic tradition) and by non-Jewish sources, notably the Greek and Roman writers who mention him
Studies in Josephus and the varieties of ancient Judaism : Louis H. Feldman jubilee volume by Shaye J. D Cohen( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes articles that 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, Mishnah and Talmud periods History of the Mishnah and Talmud periods, Jerusalem, and more
Judaism and Hellenism reconsidered by Louis H Feldman( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of 26 articles, with an introduction on "The Influence of Hellenism on Jews in Palestine in the Hellenistic Period."
The Temple of Jerusalem : from Moses to the Messiah : in honor of Professor Louis H. Feldman( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is the product of the inaugural conference of the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies which took place on May 11-12, 2008"--Preface
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Jew and Gentile in the ancient world : attitudes and interactions from Alexander to Justinian
Alternative Names
Feldman, L. H.

Feldman, Louis 1926-

Feldman, Louis H.

Луис Фельдман

לואיס פלדמן

フェルトマン, L. H

JosephusJosephus, Judaism, and ChristianityJosephus's interpretation of the BibleJewish life and thought among Greeks and Romans : primary readingsFlavius Josephus, translation and commentaryStudies in Josephus' rewritten BibleJosephus' Contra Apionem : studies in its character and context with a Latin concordance to the portion missing in GreekPhilo's portrayal of Moses in the context of ancient Judaism