Jewish Traditions and Familial Roman Values in Philo's de Abrahamo 245-254

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Abstract

In De Abrahamo, Philo exegetes selected episodes from the biblical Abraham cycle. These include the account of Sarah's death recorded in Gen 23. Interpreting this narrative literally, Philo expands it by introducing an encomium to the matriarch (Abr. 245-254). This exemplifies her virtuous character by illustrating how she sought an offspring for Abraham through her servant Hagar (see Gen 16).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)536-549
Number of pages14
JournalHarvard Theological Review
Volume109
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2016

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