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...
New Haven, Connecticut :
Yale University Press,
|Series:||Anchor Yale Bible reference library.
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- 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.