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philo of alexandria

Philo of Alexandria: A Study in Social Identity

For those who want to learn more about Philo the best (and most current) Philonic resources are David Runia and Torrey Seland’s Philo page. Of course there are some superb older…

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Philo as a proto-modern Jew

This old review of Alan Mendelson’s Philo’s Jewish Identity validates the view that I’ve held since the mid-90s. That is, enabling us to see Philo as a proto-modern Jew.

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Cambridge Companion to Philo

I’ve just discovered that there is a Cambridge Companion to Philo that includes contributions from eminent Philonists such as David Runia and David Winston. Runia especially has done some much for…

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Hellenism and Hellenization

“Hellenism”, the noun for Greek idiom or spirit and “Hellenization”, the intransitive verb, are terms that are used so diversely in different contexts by different disciplines such that no substantive…

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