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Philo of Alexandria : an intellectual biography

Author: Maren Niehoff
Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Anchor Yale Bible reference library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Philo was a Hellenistic Jewish philosopher who left behind one of the richest bodies of work from antiquity, yet his personality and intellectual development have remained a riddle. Maren Niehoff presents the first biography of Philo, arguing that his trip to Rome in 38 CE was a turning point in his life. There he was exposed not only to new political circumstances but also to a new cultural and philosophical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Philo, of Alexandria.; Philo, of Alexandria.; Philo, Alexandrinus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maren Niehoff
ISBN: 9780300175233 030017523X
OCLC Number: 982652205
Description: xi, 323 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. An intellectual biography of Philo? --
Part one. Philo as Ambassador and Author in Rome: --
2. Philo's self-fashioning in the historical writings --
3. Power, exile, and religion in the Roman empire --
4. Roman philosophy and the Jews --
Part two. Philo's Exposition in a Roman Context: --
5. Creation theology and monotheism --
6. Character and history in the Lives of the biblical forefathers --
7. Biblical ladies in Roman garb --
8. Stoic ethics in the service of Jewish law --
Part three. Young Philo Among Alexandrian Jews: --
9. Biblical commentary --
10. A Platonic self --
11. An utterly transcendent God and His logos --
12. Stoicism: rejected, subverted, and advocated --
Epilogue: Philo at the crossroads of Judaism, Hellenism, and Christianity.
Series Title: Anchor Yale Bible reference library.
Responsibility: Maren R. Niehoff.
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This first biography of Philo of Alexandria, one of antiquity's most prolific yet enigmatic authors, traces his intellectual development from Bible interpreter to diplomat in Rome  Read more...

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