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By Kenneth Schenck

ISBN-10: 066422735X

ISBN-13: 9780664227357

It is a compact creation to the paintings of Philo (c. 20 BCE-50 CE), the $64000 Jewish philosopher and scriptural interpreter. Kenneth Schenck presents a advisor for knowing Philo's advanced works, a roadmap for subject matters and contents of Philo's writings, and an outline of latest examine so scholars can simply locate their methods into Philo learn.

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Praem. 79). In other words, Philo is presenting his understanding o f "covenantal 40 ABriefGuidetoPhUo nomism" in this treatise. If Israel will keep the laws he has explained in the four preceding books,^^ these blessings will follow. In Rewards 79-97, Philo is discussing the victory over their enemies that would ensue if the Jews kept G o d s commandments. H e presents this victory in two possible ways: (1) the enemies would perceive the nature o f their opponents and surrender, or (2) the enemies' lust for war would lead to their defeat in batd e {Praem.

Since the current Armenian manuscripts divide Genesis into four books, R. Marcus suggested the following breakdown of the original six books: books 1-3 the same as the current books 1-3, with the current book 4 divided into 1-70 (the original book 4), 71-153 (the original book 5), and 154-245 (the original book 6). See the introduction to his translation in the Loeb Classical Library series, Philo: Questions and Answers on Genesis (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1953), xii. Marcus also suggested this idea in the introduction to his translation in the Loeb Classic Library series {Questions and Answers on Genesis, xiii-xv).

Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2000), 113-22. 9. 1-6. Political responsibilities apparently divided his attention in later life. 10. I will use the English names for Philo's treatises in text, but the Latin abbreviations in parentheses and such. This will help us get acquainted with both ways of referring to his writings. 11. The Alexandrian community may have had some favorite variations of its own on the Septuagint. See D. T. Runia for four citations from the LXX in the book of Hebrews whose unique similarity to Philo bespeaks a common origin, such as a synagogue tradition in Alexandria {Philo in Early Christian Literature: A Survey [Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1993], 76).

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