'Great expectation among the learned': Edward Bernard's Josephus in Restoration Oxford

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This article traces the problematic editorial work of the Oxford scientist and scholar Edward Bernard (1638-1697) in editing Josephus, and draws out the implications of this story for our understanding of the scholarly and polemical contexts within which Josephus was studied in the late seventeenth century.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307–325
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of the Classical Tradition
Issue number3
Early online date25 Jul 2016
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016


  • Josephus
  • classical reception
  • scholarship
  • seventeenth-century
  • Oxford University
  • intellectual culture

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