Shaye J. D. Cohen is associate professor of Jewish history at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He earned MAs from both Columbia and the Jewish Theological Seminary, and a BA from Yeshiva University, where he majored in Greek and Latin. His PhD is from Columbia. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities enabled him to teach an Institute on post-Biblical foundations. He is a member of the Association of Jewish Studies, the Society of Biblical Literature, and other learned societies. His book, Josephus in Galilee and Rome: His Vita and Development as a Historian, was published by E. J. Brill in 1979. He has also published several articles on Jewish history, especially in the Greco-Roman period.