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The Cambridge Companion to Philo


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Introduction Adam Kamesar; Part I. Philo's Life and Writings: 1. Philo, his family, and his times Daniel R. Schwartz; 2. The works of Philo James R. Royse; 3. Biblical interpretation in Philo Adam Kamesar; Part II. Philo's Thought: 4. Philo's thought within the context of middle Judaism Cristina Termini; 5. Philo's theology and theory of creation Roberto Radice; 6. Philo's ethics Carlos Levy; Part III. Philo's Influence and Significance: 7. Philo and the New Testament Folker Siegert; 8. Philo and the early Christian fathers David T. Runia; 9. Philo and rabbinic literature David Winston.

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The Cambridge Companion to Philo presents an accessible account of Philo of Alexandria and his works.

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~ For book cover/jacket: Adam Kamesar is Professor of Judeo-Hellenistic Literature at Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati. ~ For other publicity not on the book: 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.


'Kamesar comments on what hasbeen termed Philo's 'Aaronide Pentaleuchalism', and Siegert seeks to deomonstrate that of all the non-Christian authors of the first century, Philo is the most important one for the historian of emerging Christianity.' International Review of Biblical Studies
"This extremely useful collection examines various aspects of the writings of Philo Judaeus, the first-century Alexandrian exegete and philosopher. Written by world-class experts, nine chapters enable readers to see Philo against his political and philosophical background; they add up to a comprehensive portrait of the man, this thought, his methods, and his historical significance. This book will be very valuable for all students (even students outside the academy) of ancient Judaism, ancient philosophy, or the history of Christian thought, and for any library that serves such readers. Highly recommended." --Choice

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