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How Philo Quotes The Pentateuch

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It is not often noticed that although Philo uses a wide variety of terms when referring to the Bible as a whole, specific books of the Pentateuch are hardly ever used to identify biblical citations and allusions. This chapter determines, first, whether the word in question is really the proper name of a biblical book, and in those instances where this proves to be the case, what it is in the specific context that has mandated that the pentateuchal book be referred by name. Author has considered and offered an explanation for Philo’s use of the alternative title Exagoge for the book of Exodus, and carefully considered such words as Προτρεπτιϰὸς and Παραίνεσις, as well as the term Επινομίς, in which scholarship has in his view mistakenly understood to be synonyms for Deuteronomy.

Keywords: Παραίνεσις; Προτρεπτιϰὸς; biblical citations; Deuteronomy; Exagoge; Exodus; Pentateuch; Philo



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