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Jewish Women Philosophers of First-Century Alexandria.

Author: Joan E Taylor
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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The first-century ascetic Jewish philosophers known as the 'Therapeutae', described in Philo's treatise De Vita Contemplativa, have often been considered in comparison with early Christians, the Essenes, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. This study, which includes a new translation of De Vita Contemplativa, focuses particularly on issues of historical method, rhetoric, women, and gender, and comes to new conclusions about  Read more...
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Taylor, Joan E.
Jewish Women Philosophers of First-Century Alexandria: Philo's 'Therapeutae' Reconsidered.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joan E Taylor
ISBN: 9780199259618 0199259615
OCLC Number: 1027202658
Description: 1 online resource (434 pages)

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The first-century ascetic Jewish philosophers known as the 'Therapeutae', described in Philo's treatise De Vita Contemplativa, have often been considered in comparison with early Christians, the Essenes, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. This study, which includes a new translation of De Vita Contemplativa, focuses particularly on issues of historical method, rhetoric, women, and gender, and comes to new conclusions about the nature of the group and its relationship with the allegorical school of exegesis in Alexandria. Joan E. Taylor argues that the group represents the tip of an iceberg in terms of.

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