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Feldman, Louis H.

Works: 203 works in 623 publications in 4 languages and 13,306 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Apologetic writings  Biography  Sources  Controversial literature  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Contributor
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( )

41 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 2,196 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 pr
Studies in Josephus and the varieties of ancient Judaism : Louis H. Feldman jubilee volume by Shaye J. D Cohen( )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 1,508 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
The Temple of Jerusalem : from Moses to the Messiah : in honor of Professor Louis H. Feldman by Steven Fine( )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,285 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
Judaism and Hellenism reconsidered by Louis H Feldman( )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,237 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."
Josephus by Flavius Josephus( Book )

34 editions published between 1926 and 1986 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josephus had to fight a defensive war against overwhelming force while refereeing internecine squabbles in the Jewish ranks. In 67 C.E. Josephus and other rebels were cornered in a cave during the siege of Jotapata and took a suicide pact. However, Josephus survived, and was taken hostage by the Romans, led by Vespasian. Josephus shrewdly reinterpreted the Messianic prophecies. He predicted that Vespasian would become the ruler of the 'entire world'. Josephus joined the Romans, for which he was branded a traitor. He acted as consultant to the Romans and a go-between with the revolutionaries. Unable to convince the rebels to surrender, Josephus ended up watching the second destruction of the Temple and the defeat of the Jewish nation
Josephus, Judaism, and Christianity( Book )

18 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 622 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 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published in 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 527 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
Outside the Bible : ancient Jewish writings related to Scripture( Book )

20 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 374 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."--
Jewish antiquities by Flavius Josephus( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 312 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; and Jewish Antiquities, in twenty books, from the creation of the world to 66 CE. The Loeb Classical Library edition of the works of Josephus also includes the autobiographical Life and his treatise Against Apion
Flavius Josephus, translation and commentary by Flavius Josephus( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 283 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 275 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 267 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 )

12 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 252 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 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 225 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
Scholarship on Philo and Josephus, 1937-1962 by Louis H Feldman( Book )

17 editions published between 1 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 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 )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Temple of Jerusalem : from Moses to the Messiah : in honor of Professor Louis H. Feldman
Studies in Josephus and the varieties of ancient Judaism : Louis H. Feldman jubilee volumeThe Temple of Jerusalem : from Moses to the Messiah : in honor of Professor Louis H. FeldmanJudaism and Hellenism reconsideredJosephusJosephus, Judaism, and ChristianityJosephus's interpretation of the BibleJewish life and thought among Greeks and Romans : primary readingsJewish antiquities
Alternative Names
Feldman, L. H.

Feldman, Louis 1926-

Feldman, Louis H.

Louis Harry Feldman

Луис Фельдман

לואיס פלדמן

フェルトマン, L. H