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Professor Jonathan A. Goldstein, 75, of Iowa City, died December 1, 2004. Jonathan was the author of several books and many articles; his translation and commentary _I Maccabees_ was published by Anchor Bible (1976), follwed by a second volume, _II Maccabees_, in 1983. His final book, _Peoples of an Almighty God: Competing Religions in the Ancient World_, was published in 2002. Jonathan was born July 19, 1929 in New York City and grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. He was the son of Rabbi David A. and Rose Berman Goldstein. On February 1, 1959 he married Helen Tunik in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Harvard University and the Jewish Theological Seminary. He received his PhD from Columbia University. Jonathan was professor emeritus at the University of Iowa in the Department of History and Classics. He was a regular reader of Torah at Shabbat and High Holy Days services. He generously shared his knowledge and love of Torah and the Jewish people with his congregation. He was locally renowned for his annual reading of the Megillat Esther Jonathan is survived by his wife, Dr. Helen Tunik Goldstein; his daughters, Rachel Goldstein and her husband, Steve Lester, of Chicago and Rise Goldstein of Los Angeles; two brothers Jeremy (Barbara) Goldstein of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania and Rabbi Nason (Carole) Goldstein of Royal Palm Beach, Florida. Jonathan was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Alexander. Memorial contributions may be directed to Agudas Achim Congregation in Iowa City or the University of Iowa History or Classics Department c/o the University of Iowa Foundation. May his memory be a blessing.