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Rewriting Hebrew History: The Descent of the Ancient Hebrews

Aaron P. Johnson

in Ethnicity and Argument in Eusebius' Praeparatio Evangelica

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199296132
eISBN:
9780191712302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296132.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter traces how Eusebius creates a picture of the ancient Hebrews as chronologically earlier, and culturally and religiously superior to the other nations. However, due to ‘Egyptianization’, ... More


Philo of Alexandria

Joan E. Taylor

in The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199554485
eISBN:
9780191745911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554485.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

In Probus and the Hypothetica Philo of Alexandria esteems the Essenes as models of excellence within Judaism, giving them special praise for their communality, self-control, frugality and purity. He ... More


Jewish Sacrifice: Its Nature and Function (According to Philo)

William K. Gilders

in Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738960
eISBN:
9780199918676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738960.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Offering a close reading of the writings of Philo of Alexandria, William Gilders pursues a “literary ethnography” that analyzes the gap between Philo’s presentation of the symbolic significance of ... More


Philo

ALAN SCOTT

in Origen and the Life of the Stars: A History of an Idea

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263616
eISBN:
9780191682612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263616.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses Philo of Alexandria. Many of the gaps in the understanding of the Hellenistic philosophical concept of the stars have been filled by him because of his strong interest in this ... More


“Of the Hebrew Race”: Eusebius’s Philo

Jennifer Otto

in Philo of Alexandria and the Construction of Jewishness in Early Christian Writings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198820727
eISBN:
9780191860331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820727.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Eusebius refers to Philo far more frequently than any previous early Christian writer. In most of these citations, he describes Philo as a Hebrew. The chapter begins with an analysis of the clear ... More


Heaven: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Israel

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the development of ideas of the afterlife amongt the ancient Egyptians, Mesopotamians, and Jews, including accounts of ascents to heaven. The Mesopotamian earthly paradise ... More


The Pythagorean: Clement’s Philo

Jennifer Otto

in Philo of Alexandria and the Construction of Jewishness in Early Christian Writings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198820727
eISBN:
9780191860331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820727.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Clement of Alexandria cites Philo by name four times in his surviving works. On two of these occasions, Philo is called “the Pythagorean.” This chapter examines Clement’s usage of the terms Jew, ... More


Christians Reading Philo

Jennifer Otto

in Philo of Alexandria and the Construction of Jewishness in Early Christian Writings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198820727
eISBN:
9780191860331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820727.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

It is widely assumed amongst scholars that Clement of Alexandria’s citations of Philo demonstrate continuity between Philo’s Jewish community and early Christians in ancient Alexandria. This chapter ... More


“One of our Predecessors”: Origen’s Philo

Jennifer Otto

in Philo of Alexandria and the Construction of Jewishness in Early Christian Writings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198820727
eISBN:
9780191860331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820727.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Origen mentions Philo by name only three times in his surviving works. More often, he refers to Philo obliquely as “one of our predecessors” or, more literally, “one of those who came before us.” An ... More


Interpreting Scripture: Philo and Paul

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The literal and symbolic interpretations of Scripture by the observant Jew, Philo of Alexandria, anticipate in some respects the language of Paul's letters, and Philo's idea of a spiritual meaning ... More


Introduction

Jennifer Otto

in Philo of Alexandria and the Construction of Jewishness in Early Christian Writings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198820727
eISBN:
9780191860331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820727.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Between the second and the sixteenth centuries CE, references to the Jewish exegete Philo of Alexandria occur exclusively in texts written by Christians. David T. Runia has described this phenomenon ... More


The Neopythagorean Revival: Henology and Mediation

David Albertson

in Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas of Cusa and the Legacy of Thierry of Chartres

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199989737
eISBN:
9780199384914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989737.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses several developments in the slow development of Neopythagorean theologies during the period known as Middle Platonism. Around the turn of the first millennium, Eudorus of ... More


Logos Endiathetos

Claude Panaccio

in Mental Language: From Plato to William of Ockham

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823272600
eISBN:
9780823272648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272600.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

A distinction between logos endiathetos (internal discourse) and logos prophorikos(uttered discourse) was widely accepted in later Greek philosophy and contrary to what is often believed, nothing ... More


Philo of Alexandria: An Intellectual Biography

Maren R Niehoff

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300175233
eISBN:
9780300231304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175233.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Philo was a Hellenistic Jewish philosopher who left behind one of the richest bodies of work from antiquity, yet his personality and intellectual development have remained a riddle. This book ... More


On Time, Race, and Obelisks: Rome and the Letter to the Romans

Laura Salah Nasrallah

in Archaeology and the Letters of Paul

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199699674
eISBN:
9780191822339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199699674.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

The Letter to the Romans has been interpreted as articulating a new understanding of history: “messianic time,” in Agamben’s words. In addition, the letter’s language of ethnicity has been used to ... More


Philo of Alexandria and the Construction of Jewishness in Early Christian Writings

Jennifer Otto

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198820727
eISBN:
9780191860331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820727.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Philo of Alexandria and the Construction of Jewishness in Early Christian Writings investigates portrayals of one particular Jew, the first-century philosopher and allegorical interpreter of the ... More


Conclusion

Jennifer Otto

in Philo of Alexandria and the Construction of Jewishness in Early Christian Writings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198820727
eISBN:
9780191860331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820727.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

As an allegorical interpreter who perceived some of the spiritual teachings embedded in the Hebrew scriptures, Philo did not match the image of the stereotypical Jew constructed by Clement of ... More


Dialectic and the Training of the Mind

David Satran

in In the Image of Origen: Eros, Virtue, and Constraint in the Early Christian Academy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520291232
eISBN:
9780520965089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291232.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores the initial phase of the author’s tutelage in Caesarea, one well known from the traditional Greco-Roman curriculum of encyclical studies (enkyklios paideia): dialectic, the ... More


Divine Powers in Philo of Alexandria’s De opificio mundi

Baudouin S. Decharneux

in Divine Powers in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198767206
eISBN:
9780191821370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767206.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Philo of Alexandria (c.25 BC–c.50 CE) stands at the background of both the pagan Neoplatonic and the Christian schools, in so far as he develops Platonic thinking and simultaneously inaugurates its ... More


God: The Sole Ultimate Reality

William Lane Craig

in God Over All: Divine Aseity and the Challenge of Platonism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198786887
eISBN:
9780191829024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786887.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The biblical and patristic witness to the doctrine of divine aseity and God’s status as the only uncreated (agenētos) being is expounded in detail through a careful exegesis of original texts. The ... More


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