Bezalel Bar-Kochva is Jacob M. Alkow Professor of the History of the Jews in the Ancient World at Tel Aviv University, Israel, and the author of Pseudo Hecataeus "On the Jews": Legitimizing the Jewish Diaspora (UC Press), among other books.
“Bar-Kochva . . . provides erudite reinterpretations of many of the texts, showing that Greek views of Jews in this period are a complicated issue.” - Mark W. Chavalas, Near East Archaeological Society Bltn
“Gives innovative readings of almost all the texts it considers. . . . The result is invigorating and challenging.” - Bryn Mawr Classical Review (BMCR)
“Surely the crown of [Bar-Kochva’s] career. . . . One cannot imagine this magisterial volume ever being, or needing to be, replaced.” - The Henoch
“A major reference work on an important aspect of ancient Judaism.” - International Review Of Biblical Stds