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Philo of Alexandria On Virtues

Author : Philo (of Alexandria.)
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In the treatise On Virtues, Philo of Alexandria demonstrates how Moses, the constitution he established, and the community that follows its laws embody certain moral ideals (courage, humanity, repentance, and nobility) that were widely admired in the Greco-Roman world.

Philo of Alexandria On Virtues

Author : Walter Wilson
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In the treatise On Virtues, Philo of Alexandria demonstrates how Moses, the constitution he established, and the community that follows its laws embody certain moral ideals (courage, humanity, repentance, and nobility) that were widely admired in the Greco-Roman world.

Philo of Alexandria on Virtues

Author : Walter T. Wilson
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Philo of Alexandria An Exegete for His Time

Author : Peder Borgen
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Philo's writings are a comprehensive and important source of late Second Temple Judaism, and illuminate the context of First Century Christianity. However, today many find them to be rather inaccessible. Professor Borgen's book provides a key to Philo's fascinating world and makes a better understanding and appreciation possible of this great Jewish exegete and philosopher of Antiquity.

Jewish Worship in Philo of Alexandria

Author : Jutta Leonhardt-Balzer
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As a knowledgeable contemporary of the later Second Temple, Philo of Alexandria's approach to worship and his view of the essence of Jewish worship are of particular interest to the study of that period. Jutta Leonhardt discusses his views on the Jewish festivals, especially the Sabbath, on prayer, psalms, hymns, praise and thanksgiving, and on Temple offerings, sacrifices and purification rites. These aspects are presented with their parallels in Jewish and pagan traditions and in Greek and Hellenistic philosophy. Jewish worship in Philo has never been studied as a coherent whole before. Only individual aspects of worship, such as prayer of petition, or thanksgiving, or Philo has been used in studies on Second Temple Judaism as a quarry for general examples of acts of worship.Philo accepted and participated in Jewish worship, and even knew about details of various Jewish traditions of his time. His writings, however, do not refer to them directly and cannot easily be used to reconstruct Jewish rituals of his time. His main aim is to discuss the rites as collected in the Mosaic Torah, since these are binding for all Jews. These laws are frequently presented using the terminology of pagan cults and interpreted with recourse to Greek philosophy. In this philosophical description of actual rites there are parallels to Plato's references to religion in the ideal state in the Nomoi. Philo presents Judaism as the ultimate Hellenistic cult, which combines the various aspects of the different pagan cults in a sublime and perfect form to represent mankind and the universe in the worship of the one God who created the world.

Philo of Alexandria and Post Aristotelian Philosophy

Author : Francesca Alesse
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An inquiry drawing on the presence of Hellenistic philosophy in Philo provides a better knowledge of the diffusion of Hellenistic philosophy since the late Republican age, as well as the relationship between Philoa (TM)s reception and other doxohraphical tradition.

Philo of Alexandria

Author : Douwe (David) Runia
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This volume is a continuation of Philo of Alexandria: an Annotated Bibliography 1837-1986, published by Roberto Radice and David Runia in 1988. Prepared with the collaboration of the International Philo Bibliography Project, it contains a complete listing of all scholarly writings on Philo in all languages for the period 1987 to 1996.

Rediscovering Philo of Alexandria

Author : Michael Leo Samuel
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Philo of Alexandria (20 BCE.--50 CE.) stood at the crossroads of ancient history. Philo was the first pioneer to integrate Judaic thought with the Stoic, Platonic, and Pythagorean philosophical traditions. This Alexandrian Jewish philosopher assembled the very first philosophical, ethical, psychological, exegetical, and theological commentary on the Torah. As his community’s most prestigious Jewish leader, he defended Alexandrian Jews from the attacks of anti-Semites, and met with the capricious Roman Emperor Caligula, calling upon him to respect the ethical monotheistic beliefs of the Jewish people. As with Josephus, Philo bears witness to the world’s first protomodern and intellectual Jewish community of Alexandria, the cultural center of Late Antiquity. Reclaiming Philo as a Jewish exegete puts him in company with other great luminaries of Jewish history. Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel has meticulously culled from all of Philo’s exegetical remarks, arranging them according to the biblical verses. He provides extensive parallels from the corpus of rabbinical literature, Greek philosophy, and Christian theology in presenting how Philo impacted the great minds of Late Antiquity and beyond. I do see the value of having Philo’s comments on the Pentateuch accessible in this form…all this is done to make Philo speak to a contemporary reading audience. Torrey Seland, Ph.D. Review of Biblical Literature Rabbi Samuel has done an outstanding service to Philo and to modern readers. In Rediscovering Philo of Alexandria: A First Century Jewish Commentator, Philo’s ancient Torah commentary becomes readable and meaningful, exciting and contemporary Rabbi Ari Kahn, Bar Ilan University, Author of Echoes of Eden Philo of Alexandria was the most prolific writer of Hellenistic Judaism in the early first century. Yet, his works have often remained unknown, unread, inaccessible or obscure to many Jewish and Christian readers. Rabbi Samuel’s new series, Philo of Alexandria: A First Century Jewish Commentator “cuts to the chase” by conveying the thinking of Philo in a relevant, down-to-earth manner that both scholar and layperson can easily grasp and appreciate. Enhanced by an abundance of cross-references and scholarly notes, this commentary provides new insight and angles of a theological conversation useful to anyone intrigued by this first-century Jewish thinker and exegete. Dr. Marvin Wilson, Gordon College, Author of Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage: A Christian Theology of Roots and Renewal “This is an excellent introduction into the thinking of a significant philosopher… Rabbi Samuel offers readers a biography of Philo and explains, with notes, what Philo is saying, thereby making his book not only very informative but very readable” Rabbi Israel Drazin, Author of Onkelos on the Torah: Understanding the Biblical Text

The Studia Philonica Annual XXXII 2020

Author : David T. Runia
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Celebrate the contributions of Gregory E. Sterling Harold W. Attridge, Ellen Birnbaum, Adela Yarbro Collins, John J. Collins, Michael B. Cover, Jan Willem van Henten, Carl R. Holladay, Andrew McGowan, Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr, Maren R. Niehoff, James R. Royse, and David T. Runia offer essays honoring Professor Gregory E. Sterling in this special edition of the The Studia Philonica Annual. This volume includes a biography of Sterling’s life by David T. Runia and a bibliography of Sterling’s scholarship by Michael B. Cover. Essays cover a range of topics on Philo, the Bible, and Josephus. Features: Articles on aspects of Hellenistic Judaism written by scholars from around the world Comprehensive bibliography of scholarship on Philo

Religious Competition in the Greco Roman World

Author : Nathaniel P. DesRosiers
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Essays that broaden the historical scope and sharpen the parameters of competitive discourses Scholars in the fields of late antique Christianity, neoplatonism, New Testament, art history, and rabbinics examine issues related to authority, identity, and change in religious and philosophical traditions of late antiquity. The specific focus of the volume is the examination of cultural producers and their particular viewpoints and agendas in an attempt to shed new light on the religious thinkers, texts, and material remains of late antiquity. The essays explore the major creative movements of the era, examining the strategies used to develop and designate orthodoxies and orthopraxies. This collection of essays reinterprets dialogues between individuals and groups, illuminating the mutual competition and influence among these ancient thinkers and communities. Features: Essays feature competitive discourse as the central organizing theme Articles present unique theoretical models that are adaptable to different contexts and highly applicable to religious discourses before and after the Late Antique Period Scholars cover a much wider range of traditions including Judaism, Christianity, paganism, and philosophy in order to provide the most complete portrait of the religious landscape