Flavius Josephus: Translation and Commentary
Nystrom, David, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
Flavius Josephus: Translation and Commentary. Vol. 10: Against Apion. By John M. G. Barclay. Leiden: Brill, 2007, Ixxi + 430 pp., $199.00.
This book represents a significant scholarly achievement. The richly detailed commentary is the first on Against Apion ever to appear in English. The translation is based upon a new critical edition of the Greek text, the first in more than a century. The sophisticated analysis of the cultural, historical, and rhetorical aspects of Against Apion heralds a growing vibrancy in Josephus studies after years of near-somnolence.
There is an enigmatic quality about Josephus. Born to an aristocratic Jewish family, he spent a good portion of his …
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Publication information: Article title: Flavius Josephus: Translation and Commentary. Contributors: Nystrom, David - Author. Journal title: Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. Volume: 51. Issue: 1 Publication date: March 2008. Page number: 156+. © Evangelical Theological Society Dec 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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