Josephus. Loeb Classical Library. 10 vols. Trans. H. St. J. Thackeray, Ralph Marcus, Allen Wikgren, Louis H. Feldman. The Antiquities, which tell the story of Israel from the dawn of creation to the eve of the first war with Rome, are contained in Vols. 4–10, and I cite by volume and page. For general background Harold W. Attridge, “Josephus and His Works,” in Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period, ed., Michael E. Stone. Compendia Rerum ludaicarum ad Novum Testamentum 2.2 (Assen: Van Gorcum and Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1984), pp. 185–232.