Flavius Josephus: Translation and Commentary
Edited by Steve Mason
Flavius Josephus, the first-century Jewish historian, is without a doubt the most important witness to ancient Judaism from the close of the biblical period to the aftermath of the destruction of the temple in 70 CE. After fighting against the Romans in the war of 66-73 and surrendering in the earliest phase of the campaign, he moved to Rome where he began a productive literary career. His four surviving works - Judean War, Judean Antiquities, Life, and Against Apion, in thirty Greek volumes - provide the narrative structure for interpreting the other, more fragmentary written sources and physical remains for this period. His descriptions of the Temple, the Judean countryside, Jewish-Roman relations and conflicts, and groups and institutions of ancient Judea have become indispensable for the student of early Judaism, of Classics, and of Christian origins alike.
This project aims to assist every serious reader of Josephus by providing a new literal translation, along with a commentary suggesting literary and historical connections.
This is the first comprehensive literary-historical commentary on the works of Flavius Josephus in English.
Schedule, Flavius Josephus: Translation and Commentary
Updated Schedule November 2017
Vol Authors Title Planned for
1a Seeman War 1 2019
1b Mason War 2 Published 2008
1c Ladouceur/Seeman War 3 2020
2a Mason War 4 2022
2b Chapman War 5 2023
2c Martin/Levenson War 6 2019
2d McLaren War 7 2021
3 Feldman/Mason Ant 1-4 Published 1999
4 Begg Ant. 5-7 Published 2005
5 Begg/ Spilsbury Ant. 8-10 Published 2006
6 Spilsbury Ant. 11 Published 2016
6b Lembi Ant. 12-13 2019
7a Lembi/ van Henten Ant. 14 2019
7b van Henten Ant. 15 Published 2013
7c Van Henten Ant. 16-17 2022/3