Philo of Alexandria : an intellectual biography /
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Philo of Alexandria : an intellectual biography /

Philo was a Hellenistic Jewish philosopher who left behind one of the richest bodies of work from antiquity, yet his personality and intellectual development have remained a riddle. Maren Niehoff presents the first biography of Philo, arguing that his trip to Rome in 38 CE was a turning point in his...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Niehoff, Maren (Author)
Corporate Author: JSTOR books.
Format: Online Book
Published: New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, [2018]
Series:Anchor Yale Bible reference library.
Access:Online version
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. An intellectual biography of Philo?
  • Part one. Philo as Ambassador and Author in Rome:
  • 2. Philo's self-fashioning in the historical writings
  • 3. Power, exile, and religion in the Roman empire
  • 4. Roman philosophy and the Jews
  • Part two. Philo's Exposition in a Roman Context:
  • 5. Creation theology and monotheism
  • 6. Character and history in the Lives of the biblical forefathers
  • 7. Biblical ladies in Roman garb
  • 8. Stoic ethics in the service of Jewish law
  • Part three. Young Philo Among Alexandrian Jews:
  • 9. Biblical commentary
  • 10. A Platonic self
  • 11. An utterly transcendent God and His logos
  • 12. Stoicism: rejected, subverted, and advocated
  • Epilogue: Philo at the crossroads of Judaism, Hellenism, and Christianity.