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Abrahams Aufbruch

Philon von Alexandria, De migratione Abrahami
Eingeleitet, übersetzt und mit interpretierenden Essays versehen von Heinrich Detering, Lutz Doering, Reinhard Feldmeier, Rainer Hirsch-Luipold, Heinz-Günther Nesselrath, Maren R. Niehoff, Peter Van Nuffelen, Florian Wilk
Hrsg. v. Maren R. Niehoff u. Reinhard Feldmeier

[Abraham's Migration. Philo of Alexandria, De migratione Abrahami.]

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Philo's treatise De Migratione Abrahami offers an allegorical commentary on Gen 12. The present edition of Philo's text includes a detailed introduction to his life and thought as well as a new German translation of his treatise with annotations.
Philo's treatise De Migratione Abrahami offers an allegorical commentary on Gen 12. Abraham's migration from Chaldea to the Land of Israel is interpreted by Philo as the soul's migration from the world of the senses to God. The present edition of Philo's text includes a detailed introduction to his life and thought as well as a new German translation of his treatise with annotations and essays illustrating the text from the perspective of various disciplines. The accompanying essays initially place the work in the context of contemporary Judaism, both in Alexandria and the Land of Israel. This is followed by an appreciation of Philo as a representative of Middle Platonism in the imperial period. Two further essays focus on central themes of the Philonic treatise, namely knowledge of God and the experience of exile interpreted philosophically. Two concluding studies compare Philo's figure of Abraham to his image in the New Testament and in Thomas Mann's novel Joseph and his Brothers.
Authors/Editors

Maren R. Niehoff Geboren 1963; Ausbildung an der Hebräischen Universität Jerusalem, der Freien Universität in Berlin, Oxford University and Harvard University; seit 2014 Max Cooper Professor im Dept. für Jüdische Philosophie, Hebräische Universität Jerusalem.
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0815-6929

Reinhard Feldmeier Geboren 1952; Promotion und Habilitation in Tübingen; Pfarrer der bayerischen Landeskirche; 1992–95 Professur in Koblenz; 1995–2002 Professur in Bayreuth; seit 2002 Professor für Neues Testament in Göttingen; Mitglied der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen.

Heinrich Detering No current data available.

Lutz Doering Born 1966; studied Theology and Jewish Studies at Erlangen, Jerusalem and Heidelberg; 1998 Dr. theol., Göttingen; 1999–2003 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Jena; 2004–09 Lecturer in New Testament, King's College London; 2009–14 Reader in New Testament and Ancient Judaism, Durham University; since 2014 Professor of New Testament and Ancient Judaism and academic head of the Institutum Judaicum Delitzschianum, University of Münster.

Rainer Hirsch-Luipold Geboren 1967; Studium der Ev. Theologie und Griechischen Philologie; seit 2011 Ordentlicher Professor für Neues Testament und Antike Religionsgeschichte an der Universität Bern; seit 2015 zusätzlich Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University (SA), Department of Ancient Studies.

Heinz-Günther Nesselrath Geboren 1957; 1976–81 Studium der Klassischen Philologie und der Alten Geschichte an der Universität zu Köln; 1981 Promotion; 1987 Habilitation; seit 2001 Universitätsprofessor (C 4) für Klassische Philologie an der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

Peter Van Nuffelen No current data available.

Florian Wilk Geboren 1961; Studium der Ev. Theologie in Göttingen und St. Andrews; Promotion und Habilitation an der Theologischen Fakultät der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena; seit 2003 Professor für Neues Testament an der Theologischen Fakultät der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Studia Philonica Annual — 30 (2018), S. 195–197 (David T. Runia)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 144 (2019), S. 51–53 (Jutta Leonhardt-Balzer)