The place of Judaism in Philo"s thought

Israel, Jews, and proselytes by Ellen Birnbaum

Publisher: Scholars Press in Atlanta, Ga

Written in English
Published: Pages: 262 Downloads: 589
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Subjects:

  • Philo, of Alexandria.,
  • Jews -- Identity -- History of doctrines.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-241) and indexes.

Statementby Ellen Birnbaum.
SeriesBrown Judaic studies ;, no. 290., Studia Philonica monographs ;, 2, Brown Judaic studies ;, no. 290., Brown Judaic studies., 2.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsB689.Z7 B56 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 262 p. ;
Number of Pages262
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL988105M
ISBN 100788501828
LC Control Number96026263

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God takes special thought for the Jews, who are "the suppliant's race," and are his portion. Philo probably alludes here to Deutwhich is about Israel as God's portion. He counts the vision of God by the Jews as even higher than what can be reached by philosophy. According to Birnbaum, Philo speaks of "Israel" and the Jews together only here.

Ellen Birnbaum, Ph.D. () Columbia University, is author of The Place of Judaism in Philo’s Thought: Israel, Jews, and Proselytes (Scholars Press, ) and several other studies of Philo and the ancient Alexandrian Jewish community.

/br> John Dillon is Regius Professor of Greek (Emeritus) at Trinity College Dublin. His chief publications are in the area of the Platonic tradition, but he has also Author: Ellen Birnbaum, John M. Dillon. Hellenistic Jewish literature is dominated by a unique and overarching figure, the Alexandrian Jew Philo Judaeus (ca.

20 B.C.E.‑ca. 50 C.E.). It was he who seized the opportunity to fuse Judaism systematically with the thought of the Hellenistic world in a corpus which today occupies some twenty‑five hundred printed pages.

Philo Judaeus. Written By: Philo Judaeus, also called Philo of Alexandria, (born 15–10 bce, Alexandria—died 45–50 ce, Alexandria), Greek-speaking Jewish philosopher, the most important representative of Hellenistic Judaism.

His writings provide the clearest view of this development of Judaism in the Diaspora. Bible and Apocrypha. Philosophy arose in Judaism under Greek influence; however, a kind of philosophical approach may be discerned in early Jewish religious works apparently subject to little or no Greek influence.

The books of Job and Ecclesiastes (Hebrew: Qohelet) were favourite works of medieval philosophers. The Redactor saw the historical books from Genesis to the Babylonian exile as central, and the books of the Prophets as a philosophical, political, ethical and, above all, critical commentary on especially the later parts of that history.

There is further philosophical material in Cited by: The Logos and Its Function in the Writings of Philo of Alexandria Page 1 of 16 7/29/00 € € The Logos and Its Function in the Writings of Philo of Alexandria: Greek Interpretation of the Hebrew Myth and Foundations of Christianity € Published in A Journal from The Radical Reformation.

A Testimony to Biblical Unitarianism, Vol. 7, Size: KB. The textual foundation of Philo's thought, and also of much of the New Testament and Early Christian literature, is the Septuagint. It too is a product of Hellenistic-Jewish literature, with as its focal point Alexandria.

The Septuagint too is not impervious to the influence of surrounding Greek culture. Get this from a library. The place of Judaism in Philo's thought: Israel, Jews, and proselytes. [Ellen Birnbaum]. The place of Judaism in Philos thought book Philo. With what he says of the relation of Plato to Judaism I am in great part in agreement, and I had independently come to the conclusion that Plato was the main Greek influence on Philo's thought.

To these various books I owe much, but not so much as to the teaching, influence, and help ofFile Size: KB. Philo's Portrayal of Moses in the Context of Ancient Judaism presents the most comprehensive study of Philo's De Vita Mosis that exists in any language.

Feldman, well known for his work on Josephus and ancient Judaism, here paves new ground using rabbinic material with philological precision to illuminate important parallels and differences between Philo's writing on Moses and rabbinic literature.

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Hertz" See other formats. Continuing on with Philo: THE DECALOGUE XXX () ”But to the seventh day of the week he has assigned the greatest festivals, those of the longest duration, at the periods of the equinox both vernal and autumnal and autumnal in each year; appointing two festivals for thse two epochs, each lasting seven days; the one which teakes place in the spring being for the perfection of what is being.

The Place of Judaism in Philo’s Thought, Atlanta, GA: Scholar’s Press, 11 Philo 12 Music in the Western World, selected and annotated by Piero Weiss and Richard Taruskin, New York: Schirmer Books, 13 Philo 14 In terms of his own life, Birnbaum (p.

) writes: “Philo’s presentation of Judaism as a kind of. The Author of Hebrews, Philo and The Doctrine of the Logos - by Dr. Matthew McMahon Apologetics - A Reasoned Defense of the Christian Faith Today, many Christians are turning back to the puritans to, “walk in the old paths,” of God’s word, and to continue to proclaim old truth that glorifies Jesus Christ.

After a lapse of almost a decade, the journal was revived as The Studia Philonica Annual, which has now been published for twenty-five years. The Studia Philonica Annual is a scholarly journal devoted to furthering the study of Hellenistic Judaism, in particular the writings and thought of the Hellenistic-Jewish writer Philo of Alexandria (ca.

15 B.C.E. to ca. 50 C.E.). Colson and G. Whitaker write (Philo, vol. 1, pp. ): A Book of Laws, says Philo, is fitly prefaced by a Cosmogony. The theme dealt with by a Cosmogony is, indeed, too lofty for adequate treatment.

In Moses' treatment of it, two salient points at once meet the eye. Cristina Termini, “Philo’s Thought within the Context of Middle Judaism,” Ibid., Robert Goldenberg, “Religious Formation in Ancient Judaism,” Educating People of Faith: Exploring the History of Jewish and Christian Communities, ed.

John Van Engen (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, ), PHILO:JEWS/HELLENISTIC WORLD () by Ronald Williamson to the major themes and ideas in the religious and philosophical thinking of Philo and outlines the importance of his thought by means of introductory treatments and sections of freshly translated text and commentary.

Dr Williamson illustrates in his work the place and Pages: My starting point is Ellen Birnbaum’s study (The Place of Judaism in Philo’s Thought, ) of the terms “Israel,” “Hebrews,” and “Jews” in the works of Philo of Alexandria.

Birnbaum’s meticulous analysis shows that “Philo most frequently characterizes ‘Israel’ as a γένος; and that, while he uses this term in different ways, what emerges is the presentation of ‘Israel’ as a ‘class’ (γένος) that represents the ideal of.

In this book the author first examines how Philos works are related to the New Testament and the earliest Chritian writing, and then how they were used by Greek and Latin church fathers up to c.e., with special attention to the contributions of Clement, Origen, Didymus, Eusebius, Gregory of Nyssa, Ambrose, and Augustine.

The treatise On Plantation belongs to a series composed of four books, together with On Agriculture, On Drunkenness, and On Sobriety. These volumes are part of the Allegorical Commentary but Israel, defined as the people who sees God (on “Israel” and “the Jews” in Philo’s work, see Birnbaum, The Place of Judaism in Philo’s Thought).

Philo of Alexandria, who lived in Egypt from 15 BCE to 45 CE, was among the first Jewish to interpret the Torah as a rational and universal text, according to Adam Kirsch, author of "The People. Jews in the Hellenistic World Philo (Book): Williamson, Ronald: An extremely important Jewish writer and thinker of the first century AD, Philo of Alexandria exercised through his ideas and language a lasting influence on the development and growth of Christianity in the New Testament period and later.

This book provides an introduction to the major themes and ideas in the religious and. Although the Gender of God in Judaism is referred to in the Tanakh with masculine imagery and grammatical forms, traditional Jewish Philosophy does not attribute the concept of sex to God, but does attribute gender.

[1] At times, Jewish aggadic literature and Jewish mysticism do treat God as gendered. The ways in which God is gendered have also changed across time, with some modern Jewish. Philo is significant for the understanding of first century A.D. Hellenistic Judaism. He is the main surviving literary figure of the Hellenized Judaism of the Second Temple period of ancient Judaism.

Philo is critical for understanding many of the currents, themes, and interpretive traditions which existed in Diaspora and Hellenistic Size: 59KB. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiv, pages ; 24 cm. Contents: Ch. Jewish Worship --Introduction and Methodology Judaism in the First Century Sources, Methodology, and Definition of Worship Philo's Use of [actual symbol not reproducible] --Ch.

Jewish Festivals Festivals ([actual symbol not reproducible]) Philosopher Philo’s view of the Decalogue Besides changing biblical law as in the example described in note 6 below, where the scriptural prohibition against “coveting,” which clearly means “desire,” was defined as “stealing,” Jewish sages, philosophers, and rabbis disagreed over.

The last Commandment against "desire" gives Philo an opportunity of discoursing in Stoical terms on the four passions, pleasure, grief, fear, desire, of which the last is the deadliest (). Sections are really a rough synopsis ot Books II., III., and IV.Unfortunately, we have no other clear evidence for the public reading of Scripture until the time of Philo.

In Som.Philo describes a challenge made against the Jews by a high-ranking prefect in Egypt, who asked the Jews in Egypt, if some sudden catastrophe should occur on the Sabbath, “willFile Size: KB.Mission.

The Studia Philonica Annual is a scholarly journal devoted to furthering the study of Hellenistic Judaism, and in particular of the writings and thought of the great Hellenistic-Jewish writer Philo of Alexandria (circa 15 B.C.E.

to circa 50 C.E.). The Journal appears annually in November and is available at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature.