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Cambridge Companion to Philo

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ISBN-10: 0521678021

ISBN-13: 9780521678025

Edition: 2009

Authors: Adam Kamesar

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The works of Philo of Alexandria, a slightly older contemporary of Jesus and Paul, constitute an essential source for the study of Judaism at the turn of the eras and the rise of Christianity. They are also of extreme importance for understanding the Greek philosophy of the time and help to explain the onset of new forms of spirituality that would dominate the following centuries. This handbook presents, in an unassuming format, 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…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/20/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Adam Kamesar is Professor of Judeo-Hellenistic Literature at Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, where he also served as Director of the School of Graduate Studies for ten years. Professor Kamesar writes in the areas of Jewish and Christian literature in Greek and Latin from 300 BC through AD 500 and is the author of Jerome, Greek Scholarship and the Hebrew Bible. His essays have appeared in multiple journals, including The Journal of Theological Studies, The Studia Philonica Annual, and Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies. He has also published translations of texts from Latin, Hebrew, Greek, and Italian.

List of Contributors page
The Works of Philo: Editions and Abbreviations
Other Ancient Sources: Editions and Abbreviations
Abbreviations of Periodicals, Reference Works, and Series
Introduction
Philo's Life and Writings
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
Philo's Thought within the Context of Middle Judaism Cristina Termini
Philo's Theology and Theory of Creation Roberto Radice
Philo's Ethics Carlos L�vy
Philo's Influence and Significance
Philo and the New-Testament Folker Siegert
Philo and the Early Christian Fathers David T. Runia
Philo and Rabbinic Literature David Winston
Classified Bibliography
Index of Sources
General Index