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The Cambridge companion to Philo

Author: Adam Kamesar
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Cambridge companions to philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This handbook presents an account of Philo's achievements. It contains a profile of his life and times, a systematic overview of his many writings, and survey chapters of the key features of his thought, as seen from the perspectives of Judaism and Greek philosophy. The volume concludes with a section devoted to Philo's influence and significance. --From publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Philo, of Alexandria.; Philo, Alexandrinus.; Philo, Alexandrinus; Philo, of Alexandria.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Kamesar
ISBN: 9780521860901 0521860903 9780521678025 0521678021
OCLC Number: 261177608
Description: xv, 301 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Philo, his family, and his times / Daniel R. Schwartz --
The works of Philo / James. R. Royse --
Biblical interpretation in Philo / Adam Kamesar --
Philo's thought within the context of middle Judaism / Cristina Termini --
Philo's theology and theory of creation / Roberto Radice --
Philo's ethics / Carlos Levy --
Philo and the New Testament / Folker Siegert --
Philo and the early Christian fathers / David T. Runia --
Philo and rabbinic literature / David Winston.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to philosophy.
Responsibility: edited by Adam Kamesar.

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The Cambridge Companion to Philo presents an accessible account of Philo of Alexandria and his works.  Read more...

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'Kamesar comments on what hasbeen termed Philo's 'Aaronide Pentaleuchalism', and Siegert seeks to deomonstrate that of all the non-Christian authors of the first century, Philo is the most important Read more...

 
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