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Philo of Alexandria, on cultivation [electronic resource] / introduction, translation, and commentary by Albert C. Geljon, David T. Runia.

Author/Creator:
Philo, of Alexandria.
Standardized Title:
De agricultura. English
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013.
Series:
Philo of Alexandria Commentary Series 4.
Philo of Alexandria commentary series ; v. 4
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (334 p.)
Subjects:
Philosophy, Ancient.
Philo, of Alexandria. De agricultura.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The Jewish exegete and philosopher Philo of Alexandria has long been famous for his allegorical treatises on the Greek Bible. The present volume contains the first translation and commentary in English on his treatise De agricultura ( On cultivation ), which gives an elaborate allegorical interpretation of Genesis 9:20. Noah’s role as a cultivator is analysed in terms of the ethical and spiritual quest of the soul making progress towards its goal. The translation renders Philo’s baroque Greek into readable modern English. The commentary pays particular attention to the treatise’s structure, its biblical basis and its exegetical and philosophical contents. The volume will be valuable for the insights it gives into an unusual but highly influential method of biblical interpretation.
Contents:
Preliminary Material / Albert C. Geljon and David T. Runia
Introduction / Albert C. Geljon and David T. Runia
Translation: Philo of Alexandria on Cultivation / Albert C. Geljon and David T. Runia
Title of the Work / Albert C. Geljon and David T. Runia
Part One: Noah As Cultivator (§§1–123) / Albert C. Geljon and David T. Runia
Part Two: Noah Begins As a Cultivator / Albert C. Geljon and David T. Runia
Bibliography / Albert C. Geljon and David T. Runia
Indices / Albert C. Geljon and David T. Runia.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Geljon, Albert C.
Runia, David T.
ISBN:
1-283-85481-3
90-04-24304-6
OCLC:
821180682
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789004243040 DOI
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