PHILO OF ALEXANDRIA: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE JEWISH EXEGETE AND HIS INTERCULTURAL CONDITION

Cesar Motta Rios

Abstract


 Philo of Alexandria, the first century Jewish exegete, is one of the most important non-Christians in the history of Christianity. It is common to find brief reference to his works in theological manuals or introductory books on the New Testament. However, it is very common to find reductionist commentaries on the man and his works. In order to appreciate the real importance of Philo’s treatises (and his relevance for our third world postcolonial context) it is necessary to realize the complexity of his cultural context and of his agenda. This is the main aim of this article.


Keywords


Philo of Alexandria; Interculturality; Judaism; Hellenism

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/114-0-1118

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