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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 real Jewish philosopher and scriptural interpreter. Kenneth Schenck offers a consultant for realizing Philo's complicated works, a roadmap for issues and contents of Philo's writings, and an outline of latest learn so scholars can simply locate their methods into Philo research.

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Press, 1979], 35). On the Creation begins Philos commentary series known as the Exposition of the Law. Goodenough, Introduction, 48. Sterling accounts for thirty-one; "Philo," 790. For example, two treatises On Covenants were probably part of this series (cf Mut. 35). 4. Many scholars believe On the Giants and On the Unchangeableness ofGodvftK originally one treatise. , D. T. Runia: "[I]t has become increasingly clear to me that the two treatises were composed as a single literary unit" ("Further Observations," 106).

93-97. 46-47), Philo divides the Jewish law into two parts: (1) the historical and (2) commands and prohibitions. But he then subdivides the historical part into material on the creation of the world and material on particular persons. In other words, he sees the same ultimate divisions for the Pentateuch. Scholars debate whether the Life of Moses was part of the original sequence of the Exposition, since its flavor is similar and a biography on Moses would seem appropriate for this series. The contrast in the way Philo divides the Pentateuch in Moses is an argument against its inclusion in the sequence of the Exposition.

T h e Roman army had to put this uprising down. T h e latter part o f Rewards presents Philo s interpretation o f the blessings and curses o f Deuteronomy 2 8 . In Rewards 9 5 he refers to Numbers 2 4 : 7 again, this time in a somewhat more militaristic way: "A man will come out," the oracle says. And he will increase as he goes to war and battles great and populous nations, because God has sent to him the aid appropriate to those who are holy. , Praem. 79). In other words, Philo is presenting his understanding o f "covenantal 40 ABriefGuidetoPhUo nomism" in this treatise.

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