Steve Mason
University of Groningen

Prof. Steve Mason is Emeritus Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Religions and Cultures in the Department of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Origins in the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. His M.A. is from Canada’s McMaster University, his Ph.D. from the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto. Before moving to Europe, Mason spent most of his career at Toronto’s York University, lately as Canada Research Chair in Greco-Roman Cultural Interaction. A fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Mason edits Brill’s international series, Flavius Josephus: Translation and Commentary, the first full commentary to Josephus’ works, to which he has also contributed three volumes (War 2 and 4 and Life of Josephus). His other books include Flavius Josephus on the Pharisees (1991), Josephus and the New Testament (2003), Josephus, Judaism, and Christianity: Methods and Categories (2009), Orientation to the History of Roman Judaea (2016), A History of the Jewish War, AD 66–74 (2016), and Jews and Christians in the Roman World: From Historical Method to Cases (in press).

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February 16, 2023

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