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College of Arts & Sciences
Jewish Studies Program

1997 Solomon-Tenenbaum Lectureship

Solomon-Tenenbaum Lecture 1997


Louis H. Feldman

Professor of Classics, Yeshiva University


"Admiration and Hate of the Jew in Classical Antiquity"

November 11

Lecture: 8:00pm 
Gambrell Hall Auditorium

Symposium at 3:00 pm
Gambrell Hall, room 429
"Jesus in Josephus: Focus on the Testamonium Flavianum"

Louis Feldman
Ward Briggs (Classics)
Donald Jones (Religious Studies)

Professor Feldman has devoted much of his career to the study of Josephus, the Hellenistic Jewish writer of the first century C.E. His critical edition of the text, translation into English, and commentary on Josephus' Jewish Antiquities, Books 18-20, Loeb Classical Library (Harvard University, 1965), was followed by two monumental critical bibliographies, Josephus and Modern Scholarship (1937-1980) (1984), and Josephus: A Supplementary Bibliography (1986), and scores of articles and special studies. He has few peers in this area of scholarship.

Feldman is regarded as one of America's most outstanding teachers; a teacher's teacher who has led many very successful summer seminars for college and university teachers under the auspices of the National Encoument of the Humanities. He has received numerous fellowships and awards from organizations such as the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Philosophical Society, the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, and the American Academy for Jewish Research.

His teaching career has included stints at Trinity college, Hartford Seminary Foundation, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Yehsiva College and Stern Colleges, Bar-Ilan University (Israel) Dropsie College, and Mount Holyoke College. He is a graduate of Trinity College (BA and MA in classics), and Harvard University (PhD in classical philology).