Knowledge of God in Philo of Alexandria

Wissenschafliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. No. 405

By: Jang Ryu
May 2016
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9783161530067
311 Pages
$132.50 Paper original


As understands Philo of Alexandria the origin and nature of the human mind? How does Philo the potential of the human mind in regard to its ascent to the divine right? And how he understands the limits of the human mind in its ascent to the knowledge of such divine truths? Jang Ryu raises new questions about Philos view the knowledge of God and identified two distinct but related groups of epistemological concepts in the texts of Philo, one in each of his exegetical writings. Philo niche discourse on mystic initiation and divine inspiration in the so-called allegorical comment also be interpreted in the light of Philos far-reaching exegetical and philosophical pursuits.