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By Torrey Seland

Guidebook par excellence to an important old Jewish scholar

a modern of either Jesus and the apostle Paul, Philo used to be a prolific Jewish theologian, thinker, and flesh presser -- a desirable, a bit enigmatic determine -- who lived his complete lifestyles in Alexandria, Egypt. His many books are very important resources for our knowing of historical Judaism, early Christianity, and the philosophical currents of that time.

Reading Philo is a wonderful introductory advisor to Philo’s paintings and importance. The participants -- all famous specialists on Philo of Alexandria -- talk about Philo in context, provide methodological issues (how top to review Philo), and discover Philo’s ongoing relevance and cost (why studying him is important). This sensible quantity might be an quintessential source for a person delving into Philo and his world.

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