Isaac Marcus Jost
(1793-1860) was a rationalist historian and pioneer of the scientific investigation
of Judaism. I. M. Jost published numerous works on Jewish history including
a ten volume history, "History of the Israelites from the Time of the Maccabees
to the Present Day" (Geschichte der Israeliten seit der Zeit der Maccabaeer
bis auf unsere Tage ) (1820-1847). As a historian, Jost strove for
objectivity and focused primarily on the political history of the Jews.
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