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By Kenneth Schenck

It is a compact advent to the paintings of Philo (c. 20 BCE-50 CE), the $64000 Jewish philosopher and scriptural interpreter. Kenneth Schenck offers a consultant for realizing Philo's complicated works, a roadmap for subject matters and contents of Philo's writings, and an outline of up to date study so scholars can simply locate their methods into Philo research.

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2 . 2 Philo s Historical and Apologetic Treatises It is customary to place four o f Philo's surviving works into the category o f "apologetic and historical treatises," although several o f Philo's lost works would also belong in this category. In one reconstruction, we would have 20 ABriefGuidetoPhUo I. a five-volume work showing G o d s protection o f the Jews 1. a lost treatise on Pilate (proposed) 2. a lost treatise on Sejanus (alluded to in Flacc. 1) 3. Against Flaccus {In Flaccum) 4. On the Embassy to Gaius {De Legatione ad Gaium) 5.

We can wonder if Philo foimd these laws particularly difficult to defend on a practical level. When he was discussing the prohibition of eating camel meat, Philo could not think o f any practical meaning or benefit to the law {Agr, 131). H e did see great significance in the symbolic meaning o f these laws, which all had specific allegorical truths behind them. g.. Spec. 100). , Contempl. 4 8 - 6 3 ) . We can be certain that he saw the discipline o f keeping the Jewish food laws as a demonstration o f Jewish superiority: such laws involved the subjugation o f the passions.

59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 27 tion similar to that we take below. See "Allegorical Interpretation and Jewish Identity among Alexandrian Jewish Writers," in Neotestamentica et Philonica: Studies in Honor of Peder Borgen, ed. D. E. Aune, T. Seland, and J. H. Ulrichsen (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2003), 327 n. 48. E. R. Goodenough: "Philo s Exposition of the Law and His De Vita Mosis," HTR 26 (1933): 109-25; P Borgen: Exegete, 48. G. E. Sterling has even suggested that Moses might have served as a kind of introduction to all three commentary series ("Philo," 790).

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