A Brief Guide to Philo by Kenneth Schenck

By Kenneth Schenck

This can be a compact advent to the paintings of Philo (c. 20 BCE-50 CE), the $64000 Jewish philosopher and scriptural interpreter. Kenneth Schenck presents a consultant for figuring out Philo's complicated works, a roadmap for issues and contents of Philo's writings, and an outline of up to date learn so scholars can simply locate their methods into Philo research.

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R. Royse, "Philos Division of His Works into Books," Philos Life and Writings 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 25 In the Spirit of Faith: Studies in Philo and Early Christianity in Honor of David Hay, SPhA 8 (2001): 59-85. The classic study in the classification of Philos writings was that of M. L. Massebieau, "Le classement des oeuvres de Philon," Biblioth^ue de V^cole des Hautes Etudes: Sciences religieuses 1 (1889): 1-91. A. Terian argues for the order (1) Questions; (2) Allegorical Commentary; and (3) Exposition, in "The Priority of Quaestiones among Philos Exegetical Commentaries," in Both Literal and Allegorical: Studies in Philo of Alexandria's Questions and Answers on Genesis and Exodus, ed.

On Sobriety {De Sobrietate; Gen. 9 : 2 4 - 2 7 ) 16. On the Confiision of Tongues {De Confusione Linguarum; Gen. 11:1-9) 17. On the Migration of Abraham {De Migratione Abrahami; G e n . 1 2 : 1 - 6 ) 18. Lost treatise on Genesis 1 5 : 1 , mentioned by Philo at Her. 1. 19. Who Is the Heir of Divine Things? {Quis Rerum Divinarum Heres Sib; Gen. 1 5 : 2 - 1 8 ) 20. On Mating with the Preliminary Studies {De Congressu Quaerendae Eruditionis Gratia; Gen. 1 6 : 1 - 5 ) 2\. On Flight and Finding {De Fuga et Inventione; G e n .

Than all of their practices]. The greatest proof is the fact that they have designated death without appeal for those who pass into the inner areas. (Legat. 209, 212) Philo is certainly playing up the virtues o f his own people here. But we have every reason to believe that his pride in the temple was real, even if a little exaggerated in this passage. Philos pride in the temple related much more to his Jewish heritage than to any sense o f its ultimate necessity. 67, where the existence of one temple symbolizes the fact that there is only one G o d .

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