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Feldman, Louis H.

Works: 124 works in 393 publications in 5 languages and 10,030 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Apologetic works  Bibliography  Biography  Conference proceedings  Controversial literature  Sources 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Honoree, Dedicatee, Author of introduction
Classifications: DS115.9.J6, 933.0072024
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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 )
29 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 1,355 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 vigoro
Studies in Josephus and the varieties of ancient Judaism Louis H. Feldman jubilee volume by Shaye J. D Cohen ( )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 995 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 ( )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is a collection of 26 previously published articles, with a number of additions and corrections, and with a long new introduction on "The Influence of Hellenism on Jews in Palestine in the Hellenistic Period." The articles deal with such subjects as "Homer and the Near East," "The Septuagint," "Hatred and Attraction to the Jews in Classical Antiquity," "Conversion to Judaism in Classical Antiquity," "Philo, Pseudo-Philo, Josephus, and Theodotus on the Rape of Dinah," "The Influence of the Greek Tragedians on Josephus," "Josephus' Biblical Paraphrase as a Commentary on Contemporary Issues," "Parallel Lives of Two Lawgivers: Josephus' Moses and Plutarch's Lycurgus," "Rabbinic Insights on the Decline and Forthcoming Fall of the Roman Empire."
Josephus by Flavius Josephus ( Book )
34 editions published between 1926 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 758 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 )
14 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Josephus's interpretation of the Bible by Louis H Feldman ( Book )
7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 599 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
The Temple of Jerusalem from Moses to the Messiah : in honor of Professor Louis H. Feldman ( )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
& Quot;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"--Pref
Josephus, the Bible, and history ( Book )
17 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jewish life and thought among Greeks and Romans : primary readings by Louis H Feldman ( Book )
14 editions published in 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 521 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 )
10 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flavius Josephus, translation and commentary by Flavius Josephus ( Book )
in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first English commentary on Josephus' Against Apion, his apologetic treatise which rebuts Egyptian and Hellenistic slurs on the Judean people. Accompanied by a new translation, the commentary provides full analysis of the historical, literary, and rhetorical features of the treatise, and analyses its engagement with the cultural politics of the ancient world
The Biblical antiquities of Philo by Pseudo-Philo ( Book )
9 editions published in 1971 in English and German and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in Josephus' rewritten Bible by Louis H Feldman ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 252 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 247 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
Josephus : a supplementary bibliography by Louis H Feldman ( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scholarship on Philo and Josephus, 1937-1962 by Louis H Feldman ( Book )
13 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Josephus' Contra Apionem : studies in its character and context with a Latin concordance to the portion missing in Greek ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Remember Amalek!" : vengeance, zealotry, and group destruction in the Bible according to Philo, Pseudo-Philo, and Josephus by Louis H Feldman ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philo's portrayal of Moses in the context of ancient Judaism by Louis H Feldman ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 189 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
Jewish antiquities by Flavius Josephus ( Book )
10 editions published between 1965 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Feldman, L. H.
Feldman, Louis H.
フェルトマン, L. H