Mittwoch, 17. April 2019

E. Koskenniemi u.a.: Der Einfluss der griechischen Philosophie und Kultur auf Philo und Josephus (aktualisiert)

Erkki Koskenniemi:
Greek Writers and Philosophers in Philo and Josephus. A Study of Their Secular Education and Educational Ideals

Studies in Philo of Alexandria, Band: 9
Leiden: Brill 2019, X, 352 pp. --- ISBN: 978-90-04-39193-2 ---

Publisher's Information
In Greek Writers and Philosophers in Philo and Josephus Erkki Koskenniemi investigates how two Jewish writers, Philo and Josephus, quoted, mentioned and referred to Greek writers and philosophers. He asks what this tells us about their Greek education, their contacts with Classical culture in general, and about the societies in which Philo and Josephus lived. Although Philo in Alexandria and Josephus in Jerusalem both had the possibility to acquire a thorough knowledge of Greek language and culture, they show very different attitudes. Philo, who was probably admitted to the gymnasium, often and enthusiastically refers to Greek poets and philosophers. 
Josephus on the other hand rarely quotes from their works, giving evidence of a more traditionalistic tendencies among Jewish nobility in Jerusalem.

Der Autor:
Erkki Koskenniemi, PhD. (1992) Åbo Akademi University, is Adjunct Professor
in Biblical studies at the University of Helsinki, University of Eastern Finland
and Åbo Akademi University. His publications include 

--- The Old Testament Miracle-Workers in Early Judaism (Mohr, 2005)
--- Apollonios von Tyana in der neutestamentlichen Exegese (Mohr, 1994).

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