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13. Can Philo’s In Flaccum and Legatio ad Gaium Be of Help?

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This chapter asks the question if the two treatises In Flaccum and Legatio ad Gaium could help to illuminate aspects of the Gospels, primarily with reference to John. They, like the Gospels, contain interpretations of contemporary history. Philo deals with events related to the pogrom against the Alexandrian Jews in 38 C.E. The chapter focuses on treatise Legatio ad Gaium to explore if any of its insights could shed light on the Gospel of John. Both Philo's Legatio and John, a cosmic-oriented prologue sets the stage. In Philo's case, the treatise was written right when the judicial hearing about tragic events was brought to an end, and the Emperor Claudius was in the process of working out a settlement. In John, the Prologue traces the line back to creation and before to show that Jesus' life was meeting place between earthly history and the divine, even beyond the created world.

Keywords: Alexandrian Jews; cosmic-oriented prologue; Emperor Claudius; Gospel of John; In Flaccum; Jesus' life; Legatio ad Gaium; Philo

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