Jewish worship in Philo of Alexandria by Jutta Leonhardt-Balzer

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Published by Mohr Siebeck in Tübingen .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Philo, -- of Alexandria,
  • Worship (Judaism),
  • Worship (Judaism) -- Philosophy.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-320) and indexes.

Book details

StatementJutta Leonhardt.
SeriesTexts and studies in ancient Judaism -- 84, Texte und Studien zum antiken Judentum -- 84.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsB689.Z7 L375 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 347 p. ;
Number of Pages347
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20571104M
ISBN 103161475976
LC Control Number2002399543

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Jewish Worship in Philo of Alexandria describes the approach to worship of Philo of Alexandria as a knowledgeable contemporary of the later Second Temple and his view of the essence of Jewish worship.

It includes discussions of his views on the Jewish festivals, especially the Sabbath, on prayer, psalms, hymns, praise and thanksgiving, and on Cited by: As a knowledgeable contemporary of the later Second Temple, Philo of Alexandria's approach to worship and his view of the essence of Jewish worship are of particular interest to the study of that period.

Jutta Leonhardt discusses his views on the Jewish festivals, especially the Sabbath, on prayer, psalms, hymns, praise and thanksgiving, and on Temple offerings, sacrifices and 5/5(1). Description: As a knowledgeable contemporary of the later Second Temple, Philo of Alexandria's approach to worship and his view of the essence of Jewish worship are of particular interest to the study of that period.

Jutta Leonhardt discusses his views on the Jewish festivals, especially the Sabbath, on prayer, psalms, hymns, praise and. Jewish Worship in Philo of Alexandria by Jutta Leonhardt,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. 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 writings provide the clearest view of this development of Judaism in the the first to attempt to synthesize revealed faith and philosophic reason, he occupies a unique.

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Runia. Jewish Worship in Philo of Alexandria by Jutta Leonhardt (Texts and Studies Jewish worship in Philo of Alexandria book Ancient Judaism, Mohr Siebeck) Leonhardt's focus attempts to move Philo back to the center of the Jewish cult life of Alexandria.

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xiv þ (Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism, ) Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, ¨ isbn 3 16 6. E The monograph under review is a revised and expanded version of a Cambridge thesis prepared by the author under the supervision of the distinguished scholar of Second Temple Judaism.

Speculative portrait of Philo of Alexandria by 16th-century artist Andre Thevet. Via Wikimedia Commons. Professors Michal and Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal draw on their expertise in ancient Jewish and Christian texts to show how understanding contemporary Hebrew influences can help us to understand the Epistle to the Galatians.

Philo's writings are a comprehensive and important source of late Second Temple Judaism. This volume gives important insights into his exegetical works. The structure of the books and their exegetical ideas are seen here as being closely connected and his writings are analysed against the background of the history, variety and outlook of Alexandrian Jewry.

Philo used philosophical allegory to harmonize Jewish scripture, mainly the Torah, with Greek philosophy. His method followed the practices of. Philo of Alexandria refers to ritual washing in the context of the Temple and Leviticus, but also speaks of spiritual "washing".

At Qumran, basins which served as baths have been identified, and among the Dead Sea scrolls, texts on maintaining ritual. The Logos and Its Function in the Writings of Philo of Alexandria Page 3 of 16 7/29/00 The Utterance of God Following the Jewish mythical tradition, Philo represents the Logos as the utterance of God found in the Jewish scripture of the Old Testament since God's words do not differ from his actions.

The Divine MindFile Size: KB. A clear implication is that Philo belonged to an extremely prominent family in the large Jewish community at Alexandria. Philo's nephew Tiberius Julius Alexander, Alexander's son, abandoned his ancestral religion, became the Roman procurator in Judea in CE, and played an important role for the Romans in their suppression of the Jewish.

A Jewish aristocrat and leader of the large Jewish community of Alexandria, we know that Philo spent time in Jerusalem (On Providence) where he had intimate connections with the royal house of Judaea.

His brother, Alexander the "alabarch" (chief tax official), was one of the richest men in the east, in charge of collecting levies on imports. Philo of Alexandria: An Introduction to the Jewish Exegete and his Intercultural Condition 3 Judaism, departed from the purest version of it.

The fallacy of this idea is revealed when one realises that this pure Judaism has never existed at all. It is impossible for any culture to remain completely isolated. This is undoubtedly theAuthor: Cesar Motta Rios. Answer: Philo of Alexandria, sometimes known as Philo Judaeus, was a first-century philosopher who was born sometime between 15–30 BC in Alexandria, Egypt.

A member of the Jewish Diaspora, he was raised with a Jewish and Greek education, giving him an impressive status in a non-Jewish city like Alexandria. Among the questions discussed are the translation of Ioudaios, Jewish and universal identity in Philo, the status of women and their conversion to Judaism, the participation of non-Jews in the temple cult, the practice of Emperor worship in Judaea, and the image of Egypt and the Nile as ‘others’ in by: 1.

Maren R. Niehoff, Max Cooper Professor of Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, trained in Jerusalem, Berlin, and Oxford and at the Harvard Society of is the author of Jewish Exegesis and Homeric Scholarship in Alexandria, Philo on Jewish Identity and Culture, and The Figure of Joseph in Post-Biblical Jewish Literature.

Alexandria is a city in northern Egypt. Ancient Period. Jews settled in Alexandria at the beginning of the third century B.C.E. (according to Josephus, already in the time of Alexander the Great).At first, they dwelt in the eastern sector of the city, near the sea; but during the Roman era, two of its five quarters (particularly the fourth (= “Delta”) quarter) were inhabited by Jews, and.

Rediscovering Philo of Alexandria relates in order Philo’s commentaries on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.

In a wide-ranging interview, Samuel, who contributes occasional columns to San Diego Jewish World, discussed his books and the philosopher who inspired it. He also is accepting invitations to discuss the book at. THE JEWISH WITNESSES. 1.— Philo and Justus of Tiberias.

Let us begin with the witnesses in Jewish literature. Here we at once encounter the singular circumstance that Philo (30 B.C. to 50 A.D.) makes no reference to Christ. Philo, the Alexandrian philosopher and contemporary of Jesus, was by no means a secluded scholar who took no interest in.

the jewish community at alexandria 13 ii. the life and times of philo 44 iii. philo's works and method 74 iv. philo and the torah v. philo's theology vi. philo as a philosopher vii.

philo and jewish tradition viii. the influence of philo bibliography File Size: KB. Philo intended to show the fearful punishment meted out by God to the persecutors of the Jews (on Philo's predilection for similar discussions see Siegfried, "Philo von Alexandria," p).

(3) "De Providentia," preserved only in Armenian, and printed from Aucher's Latin translation in the editions of Richter and others (on Greek fragments of. Yeah, that doesn't exactly sit well with your religious upbringing, does it.

So you can imagine the resistance that Philo of Alexandria felt when he proposed that very thing. Philo tried to match Greek and Judaic philosophy, which really didn't get him off the right foot with contemporaries.

Philo Judaeus, also known as Philo of Alexandria, was a Jewish philosopher who lived from 20 BC to 50 AD. Philo wanted to prove that the Torah and Greek philosophy actually agreed with each other and he used allegory to do that.

In 38 AD, Philo was one of many Egyptian Jews to meet with the Roman Emperor Caligula and he wrote a book about it. of Philo's life. It will be enough to say that he came of a rich and influential Jewish family and was trained in Greek as well as Jewish learning.

The one public event in his life was his taking part in an embassy sent by the Jews of Alexandria to Caligula to complain of the persecutions which they had been suffering. As a knowledgeable contemporary of the later Second Temple, Philo's approach to worship and his view of the essence of Jewish worship are of particular interest to the study of that period.

This book discusses his views on the Jewish festivals, especially the Sabbath, on prayer, psalms, hymns, praise and thanksgiving, and on Temple offerings.

Professors Michal and Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal draw on their expertise in ancient Jewish and Christian texts to explore Hebrew influences in early examples of Christian-era Greek writing: the Epistle to the Galatians and the writings of ancient Jewish scholar Philo of Alexandria.

The works of Philo Judaeus by Philo, of Alexandria; Yonge, Charles Duke, Publication date [v.1, ] Topics Philosophy, Religion Publisher London: G.

Bell Collection emmanuelcollege; toronto Digitizing sponsor MSN ContributorPages: For the Jew, this book provides an historically and scientifically accurate view of their amazing Hebrew faith and worship in the ancient synagogue as they transitioned away from Temple worship.

Indeed most Jews are unaware that Mosaic Judaism ( BC – 70 AD) went irrevocably extinct with the destruction of Herod’s temple. A Jewish leader and scholar, Philo (circa 20 BC – 40 AD) risked his life to plead for greater tolerance for Jews in the Roman Empire.

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Philo of Alexandria (AKA Philo Judaeus, Philo the Jew and Yedidia) (c. 20 B.C. - A.D. 50) was a Jewish-Egyptian philosopher of the Hellenistic period, and one of the most important Jewish Philosophers of ancient times.

He tried to fuse and harmonize ancient Greek philosophy and Judaism, using a composite of Jewish exegesis (or interpretation of authoritative texts) and the. The philosophical endeavor to reconcile traditional religion with modern culture has long had a place in Jewish history.

Philo of first-century Alexandria, Rav Saadia Gaon of tenth-century Babylonia, Maimonides of twelfth-century Spain and Egypt: many great Jewish thinkers have taken pains to integrate the Judaism of the Torah and the Talmud with the best of.

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Our ASQ is rare in IT world. Go to the Philo page. Go to the Early Jewish Writings table of contents. This web page is maintained by Peter Kirby. “ Philo of Alexandria, a contemporary of Jesus and the apostles, is the one Jewish author belonging to the Dispersion whose works have been preserved in any considerable apart from the influence exercised by his writings on later Christian thought and exegesis, his works are a primary source of information for the Judaism of the Dispersion, for the ideas.

Philo of Alexandria and the Construction of Jewishness in Early Christian Writings investigates portrayals of the first-century philosopher and exegete Philo of Alexandria, in the writings of Clement of Alexandria, Origen, and Eusebius. Philo of Alexandria, also known as Philo Judaeus or Philo the Jew, is the most significant representative of Hellenistic Judaism, the ancient movement of Jewish thought and literature written in the Greek language.

He was born around 15 BCE and died sometime after 41 CE. All his life he was resident in the Hellenized metropolis of Alexandria. Philo was born into a noble family in Alexandria and received an education both Jewish and Greek.

In 38 or 39 C.E., when the Jewish community of Alexandria sent an embassy to the em­peror Caligula in Rome because of the anti‑Jewish riots that had taken place in the city, Philo was appointed the delegation’s leader.Philo of Alexandria has books on Goodreads with ratings.

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