No Longer Be Silent
In my blog on the Prominence of Women in Luke’s Gospel, http://kratistostheophilos.blogspot.com/2005/06/prominence-of-women-in-lukes-gospel.html, I suggested that Luke may have used Pseudo-Philo, also known as Biblical Antiquities, as a source. I have now had the opportunity to read No Longer Be Silent: First Century Jewish Portraits of Biblical Women (1992) by Cheryl Anne Brown.
Brown studied the portrayal of women in 'Biblical Antiquities,' attributed to Philo, and 'Jewish Antiquities' of Josephus, two documents that characterize women differently from their biblical prototypes. Brown states, “on the whole, Pseudo-Philo portrays women more positively than does Josephus.”