A brief lecture providing an overview of the life and work of Josephus, a Jewish historian who lived through the first Roman-Jewish war of the first century.Read More Who was Josephus, the Roman Jew?
Josephus betrayed his people and watched the Romans destroy the Temple in Jerusalem. Did he ever regret his youthful decisions? Lecture begins promptly at 7.Read More Monday Night in Brooklyn
Lecture on Against Apion, an important literary response to antisemitism in the Roman Empire written by the 1st century historian Flavius Josephus. And here’s the Prezi: http://prezi.com/yzmhlmrhf2ac/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy.Read More Josephus Against Apion (Jewish History @ Avenue J)
Briefly but notoriously mentioned in both Josephus and the Gospels, Salome was the granddaughter of King Herod who is best known for a salacious performance that resulted in the execution of John the Baptist. Who was Salome, and does her bit part play a significant role in the representation of Jews and Judaism in medieval […]Read More Who was Salome? Jewish Biography as History lecture by Dr. Henry Abramson
Captured by the Romans, Josephus was a Jewish general who ultimately served as a military advisor to General Titus. Josephus recorded his first-hand observations of the destruction of the Temple, and went on to a brilliant literary career in Rome, describing Jews and Judaism to a wider audience. Who was Josephus–traitor to his people or […]Read More Who Was Josephus?