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  • Ginzberg, Louis, Henrietta Szold, Paul Radin, and Boaz Cohen. The Legends of the Jews. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1909.
  • Milman, Henry Hart. The History of the Jews. From the Earliest Period Down to Modern Times. London: J. Murray, 1883.
  • Schürer, Emil. A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1897.
  • Edersheim, Alfred. Bible History. 7 vols. New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1890.
  • Kurtz, J. H. History of The Old Covenant. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1872.
  • Keil, Karl Friedrich, Peter Christie, A. Cusin, and Frederick Crombie. Manual of Biblical Archaeology. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1887.
  • Strack, Hermann Leberecht, and Paul Billerbeck. Kommentar zum Neuen Testament aus Talmud und Midrasch. München: Beck, 1922.
  • Keim, Theodor. The History of Jesus of Nazara. London: Williams and Norgate
  • Hausrath, Adolf. History of New Testament Times. London: William and Norgate, 1878.
  • Birch, Samuel. Records of the Past.  London: Samuel Bagster and Sons, 1874-1881.
  • Budge, E. A. Wallis. A History of Egypt from the End of the Neolithic Period to the Death of Cleopatra VII. New York, H. Frowde,, 1902
  • Breasted, James Henry. Ancient Records of Egypt: Historical Documents from the Earliest Times to the Persian Conquest. 5 vols. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 1907.
  • Bevan, Edwyn Robert. The House of Seleucus . London : Edward Arnold, 1902.
  • Stanley, Arthur Penrhyn. Lectures on the History of the Jewish Church. New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1884.
  • Suetonius, and John Carew Rolfe. Suetonius. London: Heinemann, 1914.
  • Herodotus.  A. D. Godley,, translator.  The Histories. New York. G. P. Putnam’s Sons 1928.
  • Strabo, Horace Leonard Jones, and J. R. Sitlington Sterrett. The Geography of Strabo. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1917.
  • Dio, J. W. Cohoon, and H. Lamar Crosby. Dio Chrysostom. London: W. Heinemann, 1932.
  • Pliny, and Betty Radice. Letters, and Panegyricus. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1969.
  • Pliny, and H. Rackham. Natural History. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1938.
  • Cassius Dio Cocceianus, Earnest Cary, and Herbert Baldwin Foster. Dio’s Roman History. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1916.
  • Polybius. The Histories. London: William Heinmann, 1922.
  • Diodorus of Sicily (English)
  • Appian of Alexandria. Roman History and the Civil Wars. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press
  • Livy, and B. O. Foster. Livy, with an English Translation in Fourteen Volumes. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1919.
  • Arrian. Anabasis of Alexander and Indica. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press
  • Pausanias. Description of Greece Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1918
  • Philo, and Charles Duke Yonge. The Works of Philo Judæus: The Contemporary of Josephus. 4 vols. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1855.
  • Philo, Leopold Cohn, Paul Wendland, and Siegfried Reiter. Philonis Alexandrini opera quae supersunt. Berolini: Typ. et impensis G. Reimeri, 1896.  (Greek, edited by Cohn & Wendland) (editio minor)
  • Philo, Leopold Cohn, Paul Wendland, and Siegfried Reiter. Philonis Alexandrini opera quae supersunt. Berolini: Typ. et impensis G. Reimeri, 1896. (Greek, edited by Cohn & Wendland) (editio minor)