Roundtable Talk Preview with Dr. Steve Mason
Dr. Steve Mason is Distinguished Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Religions and Cultures at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He is a leading specialist on the ancient Greco-Roman and Judaean cultural contexts, and in particular the important first-century Jewish historian Flavius Josephus. In this conversation with Dr. Yeshaya Gruber of the Israel Bible Center, Dr. Mason shares his views on a wide range of questions related to the politics, languages, and conflicts of the time. Hear about the “dangerously exhilarating” literature that still influences our understandings of the Torah, Greek philosophy, divine inspiration, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Yeshua (Jesus) of Nazareth, and the mystifying tragedy of Masada.