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Jewish Worship in Philo of Alexandria

By Jutta Leonhardt
July 2001
J. C. B. Mohr
ISBN: 3-16-147597-6
361 pages
$157.50 hardcover

As a knowledgeable contemporary of the later Second Temple, Philo's approach to worship and his view of the essence of Jewish worship are of particular interest to the study of that period. This book discusses his views on the Jewish festivals, especially the Sabbath, on prayer, psalms, hymns, praise and thanksgiving, and on Temple offerings, sacrifices and purification rites. These aspects are presented with their parallels in Jewish and pagan traditions and in Greek and Hellenistic philosophy.

Judaism; Religious History
Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism, No. 84