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Jewish Studies

Maren R. Niehoff

Philon von Alexandria

Eine intellektuelle Biographie
Übersetzt von Claus-Jürgen Thornton und Eva Tyrell

[Philo of Alexandria. An Intellectual Biography.]

2019. XIII, 346 pages.
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Philo of Alexandria was the most important Jewish Hellenistic philosopher and left behind a voluminous oeuvre. Maren R. Niehoff's monograph reconstructs for the first time his intellectual development from his first steps as a Bible interpreter in the Jewish community of Egypt to his role as the head of the Jewish embassy to Gaius Caligula. The original English edition was awarded the 2019 Polonsky Prize for Creativity and Originality in the Humanistic Disciplines at the Hebrew University.
Philo of Alexandria was the most important Jewish Hellenistic philosopher and left behind a voluminous oeuvre. Maren R. Niehoff's monograph reconstructs for the first time his intellectual development from his first steps as a Bible interpreter in the Jewish community of Egypt to his role as the head of the Jewish embassy to Gaius Caligula. The original English edition was awarded the 2019 Polonsky Prize for Creativity and Originality in the Humanistic Disciplines at the Hebrew University and was Finalist for the Jordan Schnitzer Prize of the Association of Jewish Studies.
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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

Claus-Jürgen Thornton Dr. theol., leitet den Verlag der Weltreligionen im Insel Verlag.

Eva Tyrell Dr. theol. Judaistik (Bern) bzw. PhD (Tel Aviv); arbeitet am Stadtarchiv München und übersetzt hebräische Erzählungen.

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